[zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree]
gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.
Also, gendarmery.

1545–55; < French; see gendarme, -ery Unabridged
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gendarmerie or gendarmery (ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ, French ʒɑ̃darməri, ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ, French ʒɑ̃darməri)
1.  the whole corps of gendarmes
2.  the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
gendarmery or gendarmery

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The paramilitary gendarmerie and the police are less professional and less disciplined.
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