provost marshal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n provost marshal the supervisor of the military police
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Provost marshal (Mil) An officer appointed in every army, in the field, to secure the prisoners confined on charges of a general nature. He also performs such other duties pertaining to police and discipline as the regulations of the service or the commander's orders impose upon him.
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Usage

In literature:

The Provost-Marshal of the place was a Captain Hendrickson.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
The Provost Marshal gave consent.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
I was provost-marshal of this expedition.
"Bamboo Tales" by Ira L. Reeves
The provost marshal, I am sorry to say, is conceited, opinionated, and wanting in common sense and discretion.
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
The provost-marshal has a section of cavalry to run down Union prisoners who may escape.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
I receive the greater hurt from your beauty, not from the British provost-marshal!
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
I had Davis brought before me again, after my Provost Marshal had reported his inability to obtain anything of value from him.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
Promptly the strangers were haled before the provost marshal, and promptly landed in jail.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The medical department handled one aspect of the case and the provost marshal the other.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
I drew the Provost Marshal's attention to this matter, and he ordered a discontinuance of the practice.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
He was placed in the custody of the provost marshal.
"Nathan Hale" by Jean Christie Root
I am taking him to the Provost-Marshal's for examination.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
There he found that he could go no farther without procuring a pass from the Provost-Marshal.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
The Brigade Provost-Marshal rode up and sternly demanded what the disturbance was about.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
With these feelings I went to the Provost Marshal and stated my case.
"A History of the Army Experience of William A. Canfield" by William A. Canfield
The Provost Marshal and I steer between them as blandly as we can.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
It needed a little supervision to prevent disputes and disorder, but the provost-marshal quickly had it in hand.
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
The provost marshal was reached at last and Dick's name and regiment were duly registered.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
None admitted without pass from Provost Marshal.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
On the first of June I arrived at Quebec, where I was conducted to Mr. Printices the Provost Marshal!
"Narrative of Mr. John Dodge during his Captivity at Detroit" by John Dodge
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In news:

The Provost Marshal’s Office Special Reaction Team on Aug 21 familiarized themselves with the newest addition to their arsenal at the pistol range aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Provost marshal ordered to confiscate cattle, imprison owner.
MEXICO — Provost Marshal George Yeiser was ordered to confiscate half of the cattle owned by John West and imprison West indefinitely.
Provost marshal gets instructions for prisoners' fates.
MEXICO — Provost Marshal George Yeiser was ordered to send 31 prisoners to St Louis, parole five and punish several a bit more before releasing them.
Provost marshal's loyalty falls into question.
FULTON — The local provost marshal was of dubious loyalty and rumored to be taking bribes, Lt Col.
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