provost court

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n provost court a military court for trying people charged with minor offenses in an occupied area
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Usage

In literature:

But, Ranald, since that is your name, how came you in possession of the provost's court of guard?
"A Legend of Montrose" by Sir Walter Scott
The Provost ran to acquaint the Court that the city was just taking arms.
"The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete" by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
He had powers to collect customs, to hold a court, and to try cases in much the same way that a lord provost had.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
He was very near being brought before a court of assizes, or even a provost's court.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
The provost marshal gave me the money in the office right across the square from the old court-house.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The provost-marshal, that unfailing adjunct to every occupation, had fixed his office at the court-house.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Crawford's Brigade, of Banks's Corps, garrisoned the place, and a Provost Marshal occupied the quaint Court House.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
In front of the scaffold was the provost of the court, mounted on horseback, and bearing the red wand of office in his hand.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
In the case of prisoners sentenced to death by court-martial, the provost guard were their executioners.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The Provost-marshal's office was in one of the lower rooms of the court house.
"Four Years A Scout and Spy" by E. C. Downs
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In news:

Authorities, citing case documents and court statements, said Provost admitted that between April 2004 and January 2011, he wrongfully wrote checks from his firm 's attorney trust and business accounts to himself and personal creditors.
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