gendarmerie

noun
gen·​dar·​mer·​ie | \zhän-ˈdär-mə-rē, jän-\
variants: or gendarmery
plural gendarmeries

Definition of gendarmerie 

: a body of gendarmes

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Since his arrest in April, he had been held in a cell in the barracks of the Vatican’s gendarmerie. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Vatican Ex-Diplomat Convicted of Child Pornography Charges," 23 June 2018 Italian authorities have since confirmed to National Geographic that the find is the result of a significant criminal investigation known as Operazione Artemide (Operation Artemis), led by Italy's national gendarmerie, the Carabinieri. National Geographic, "Horses Found in Pompeii May Have Been Harnessed to Flee Eruption," 24 May 2018 Beltrame, 44, was a lieutenant colonel in the gendarmerie, a part of the French military that focuses on domestic policing. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "‘He saved lives’: Arnaud Beltrame, police officer who traded places with a hostage, to be honored by France," 24 Mar. 2018 The Vatican said in a statement that its police force, known as the gendarmerie, had arrested Italian Msgr. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Vatican Diplomat Arrested on Child Porn Suspicions," 7 Apr. 2018 The former diplomat, who served most recently at the Holy See’s embassy in Washington, was being held in a cell in the gendarmerie’s barracks, the statement said. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Vatican Diplomat Arrested on Child Porn Suspicions," 7 Apr. 2018 The Vatican on Saturday said Monsignor Carlo Capella was being held in gendarmerie barracks inside the Vatican, and that his arrest follows a Vatican investigation. Fox News, "Vatican arrests diplomat accused of viewing child porn," 7 Apr. 2018 He was later chosen to join the gendarmerie's elite GSIGN in 2003, and he was deployed to Iraq in 2005. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "‘He saved lives’: Arnaud Beltrame, police officer who traded places with a hostage, to be honored by France," 24 Mar. 2018 About 200 of Beltrame's colleagues from the gendarmerie, a national police force, which is part of the military, attended the ceremony in Paris. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "France honors 'hero' policeman who died in terrorist attack," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gendarmerie

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gendarmerie

French gendarmerie, from gendarme

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