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gendarmerie

or gendarmery

[zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree] /ʒɑnˈdɑr mə ri; French ʒɑ̃ dar məˈri/
noun
1.
gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.
Origin of gendarmerie
1545-1555
From French, dating back to 1545-55; See origin at gendarme, -ery
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gendarmerie

/ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ; French ʒɑ̃darməri/
noun
1.
the whole corps of gendarmes
2.
the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
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