plural noun
ru·​ra·​les | \ rüˈräˌlās \

Definition of rurales

: the Mexican rural mounted constabulary

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First Known Use of rurales

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rurales

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

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“Rurales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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