gendarmerie

or gen·dar·mer·y

[ zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree ]
/ ʒɑnˈdɑr mə ri; French ʒɑ̃ dar məˈri /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for gendarmerie

gendarmerie

gendarmery

/ (ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ, French ʒɑ̃darməri) /

noun

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