or gen·dar·mer·y

[zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree]


gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.

Origin of gendarmerie

From French, dating back to 1545–55; see origin at gendarme, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the whole corps of gendarmes
the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
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