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carabiniere

[kah-rah-bee-nye-re; English kar-uh-bin-yair-ee] /ˌkɑ rɑ biˈnyɛ rɛ; English ˌkær ə bɪnˈyɛər i/
noun, plural carabinieri
[kah-rah-bee-nye-ree; English kar-uh-bin-yair-ee] /ˌkɑ rɑ biˈnyɛ ri; English ˌkær ə bɪnˈyɛər i/ (Show IPA).
Italian.
1.
a member of the Italian national police force, organized as a military unit and charged with maintaining public security and order as well as assisting local police.
2.
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  • Perform your duty by sending the carabinieri to arrest me for not serving on the jury.

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  • It seems that these carabinieri have remark-able memories; the old affair.

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  • The man slunk away, to be arrested later by the carabinieri.

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  • Because of this the carabinieri took him to the military headquarters.

  • carabinieri and tableaux and conjugal reunion; it was too much to be crowded all into one night.

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  • In the harbour were some carabinieri, as well as our escorting destroyer.

  • The guests entered by the side door nearest the Uffizi, and carabinieri kept the way clear.

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  • The fat soldier came forward, he was the chief of the carabinieri.

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British Dictionary definitions for carabinieri

carabiniere

/karabiˈnjɛːre/
noun (pl) -ri (-ri)
1.
an Italian national policeman
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Word Origin and History for carabinieri
n.

"Italian police" (plural), from Italian carabinieri, plural of carabiniere, from French carabinier (see carabineer).

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