military police

a military corps that enforces discipline and guards prisoners
Syn: ↑MP
Hypernyms: ↑force, ↑personnel
Hyponyms: ↑shore patrol
Member Meronyms: ↑military policeman, ↑MP

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noun [plural]
: an organized part of a military force (such as an army) that acts as the police for that force
military policeman noun, pl ⋯ -men [count]

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ˌmilitary poˈlice 7 [military police] noun (abbr. MP) (often the military police) plural
the police force which is responsible for the army, navy, etc.

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