Definition of gendarmerie
: a body of gendarmes
Recent Examples of gendarmerie from the Web
The 10-person panel emphasized cooperation across divisions amid representatives from the gendarmerie, maritime forces, fire and regional security services.
Anadolu Agency said gendarmerie police and special operations teams detained an undisclosed number of Uighurs during the raids.
In the wake of the coup attempt, the government has moved to bring the gendarmerie, a military-style police force, which participated in the plot, and the Coast Guard, under the control of the Interior Ministry, not the military.
Units from across Turkey’s armed forces, including the air force, the army and the gendarmerie, a military-style police force, worked simultaneously.
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Origin and Etymology of gendarmerie
French gendarmerie, from gendarme
First Known Use: 1795See Words from the same year
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