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gendarmerie

or gen·dar·mer·y

[zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree]
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noun
  1. gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.
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Origin of gendarmerie

From French, dating back to 1545–55; see origin at gendarme, -ery
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gendarmerie

gendarmery

noun
  1. the whole corps of gendarmes
  2. the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
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