Translation of provost marshal in Spanish:

provost marshal

Pronunciation /ˈproʊvəst ˈmɑrʃəl//ˈproʊˌvoʊst//prɒˈvəʊ mɑːʃl/

noun

  • 1

    jefe de la policía militar masculine
    • Marlborough's army had a senior officer who acted as provost marshal general; his responsibilities including controlling foraging parties.
    • The rioters then marched to the provost marshal's office where the draft lottery was taking place and set fire to the building.
    • For much of the Civil War, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick C. Newhall served as provost marshal and staff officer for Union cavalry commander Lieutenant General Philip Sheridan.
    • As already mentioned, the provost marshal was the military policeman, issuing passes to civilians and military personnel and detaining prisoners.
    • During the 18th century, once again, the rank and prestige of the provost marshal declined, with NCOs often being appointed on an ad hoc basis.