gen·dar·me·rie (zhän-därmə-rē, zhäɴ-där-mə-rē)
1. A body of French gendarmes.
2. Slang A group of police officers.
[French, from Old French, calvary, from gent d'armes, gendarme, mounted soldier; see GENDARME.]
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