Definition of gendarmerie in English:


Line breaks: gen¦darm|erie
Pronunciation: /ʒɒnˈdɑːməri
, ʒɑ̃daʀm(ə)ʀi/


1A force of gendarmes.
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  • Criminals are usually delivered to the police or the gendarmerie, a military police with a reputation of an uncorrupted elite force.
  • We need to bring in the international community, like international police, gendarmerie, carabinieri, to help us.
  • The legal and judicial systems of Martinique are those of France, as are the police force and gendarmerie.
1.1The headquarters of a force of gendarmes.


mid 16th century: French (see gendarme).

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