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 (zhän-där′mə-rē, zhäN-där-mə-rē′)
1. A body of French gendarmes.
2. Slang A group of police officers.

[French, from Old French, calvary, from gent d'armes, gendarme, mounted soldier; see gendarme.]
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(ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ; French ʒɑ̃darməri) or


1. (Military) the whole corps of gendarmes
2. (Military) the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
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(ʒɑnˈdɑr mə ri; Fr. ʒɑ̃ dar məˈri)

also gen•dar′mer•y,

n., pl. -me•ries also -mer•ies.
gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.
[1545–55; < French]
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Gendarmery, Gendarmerie

 a corps or squadron of cavalry in England in the reign of Edward VI; a body of soldiers employed as police, as in France.
Examples: the gendarmery of our great writers, 1670.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gendarmerie - French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
gendarme - a French policeman
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