provost marshal: Meaning and Definition of

pro'vost mar"shal

Pronunciation: (prō'vō), [key]
  1. an officer on the staff of a commander, charged with the maintaining of order and with other police functions within a command.
  2. an officer charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court-martial.
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