Definition of provost marshal general in US English:

provost marshal general

noun

  • A senior military officer concerned with discipline and the arrest, custody, or punishment of offenders. Now chiefly US: the head of the military police and the criminal investigation department of the army.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From provost marshal + general.

Pronunciation

provost marshal general

/prəˌvəʊ ˌmɑːʃl ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl/