Definition of Provost court
1. Noun. A military court for trying people charged with minor offenses in an occupied area.
Generic synonyms: Military Court
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Literary usage of Provost court
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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"But as they pass by this ground and not only affirm the legality 299*] of the establishment *of the provost court by the commanding general at New Orleans, ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1876)
"... and as he took no part in the struggle, he was regarded as a Union man. In 1866 he was appointed president of the provost court in Sumter, ..."
3. Military Law by William Winthrop (1886)
"Union Bank,* affirmed the legality of a judgment rendered by another war-court—the '' provost court of New Orleans,'' (established by the Department ..."
4. Campaigning in the Philippines by Karl Irving Faust, Peter MacQueen (1899)
"The provost court has jurisdiction to try all other crimes a -id offenses ... V. The Judge of the provost court will be appointed by the commanding general. ..."
5. Naval Courts and Boards by United States Navy Dept (1917)
"Such tribunals have been referred to by the Navy Department as exceptional military courts, and include the military commission, the superior provost court, ..."
6. The United Service (1902)
"The clerk of a provost court was a very important functionary. He not only recorded the proceedings ... provost court practice was peculiar, perhaps clumsy. ..."
7. Inquiry Into Occupation and Administration of Haiti and Santo Domingo (1921)
"Did you ever know of any sentences by the provost court of more than two years? ... Then was it your understanding that the provost court which had only one ..."
8. A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States: Together with the by George Breckenridge Davis (1913)
"In the late war such courts were not unfrequently constituted, and were commonly designated provost court«. Such courts had no jurisdiction of purely ..."