rurales

plural noun

ru·​ra·​les
rüˈräˌlās
: the Mexican rural mounted constabulary

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, adjective, plural of rural, from Latin ruralis

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rurales was in 1878

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“Rurales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rurales. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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