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gendarmerie

[zhahn-dahr-muh-ree; French zhahn-dar-muh-ree] /ʒɑnˈdɑr mə ri; French ʒɑ̃ dar məˈri/
noun
1.
gendarmes collectively; a body of gendarmes.
Also, gendarmery.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < French; see gendarme, -ery
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gendarmerie

/ʒɒnˈdɑːmərɪ; French ʒɑ̃darməri/
noun
1.
the whole corps of gendarmes
2.
the headquarters or barracks of a body of gendarmes
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