In September, Francis told the Swiss Guard and the gendarme that the only real threats the Vatican faces are from within.
His father was executed in 1942 by a German gendarme after attempting to smuggle a packet of saccharine into the Ghetto.
A French gendarme on the case has been dispatched to London, where he will be joined by three additional French investigators.
He did not like the looks of that gendarme, though he had not, like Marie Gigot, recognised him as specially dangerous.
"I beg your pardon, Inspector: I don't like to," the gendarme answered.
They took me at my word and placed a gendarme with a bared sabre at the gateway by the hedge.
Then heavy steps were heard, and Auguste reappeared with a gendarme.
No sound from the swarming palace, not even possible noise made by the gendarme, reached us.
His next question was addressed to the gendarme who was still on his knees by the trunk.
A Sergeant Major came in, with a gendarme, who had two women with him.
1540s, "mounted trooper," from French contraction (14c.) of gens d'armes "men at arms," later applied to military police (1796 in English). Gens is plural of gent "nation, people," from Latin gentem (nominative gens) "race, nation, people" (see genus). Related: Gendarmerie. French also had gens de (la) robe "lawyers," sometimes borrowed in English.