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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.
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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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