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ˈʒɑn dɑrm; Fr. ʒɑ̃ˈdarm; -dɑrmz; Fr. -ˈdarmgen·darme

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gendarmenoun

    a French policeman


  1. gendarmenoun

    A member of the gendarmerie, a military body charged with police duties.

  2. gendarmenoun


Webster Dictionary

  1. Gendarmenoun

    one of a body of heavy cavalry

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Gendarmenoun

    an armed policeman in France

    Etymology: [F.]


  1. Gendarme

    A gendarme was a heavy cavalryman of noble birth, primarily serving in the French army from the Late Medieval to the Early Modern periods of European History. Their heyday was in the late fifteenth to mid sixteenth centuries, when they provided the Kings of France with a potent regular force of heavily armoured, lance-armed cavalry which, when properly employed, could dominate the battlefield.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gendarme

    jang-darm′, n. originally a mounted lancer, but since the Revolution one of a corps of military police, divided into legions and companies:—pl. Gendarmes′, Gensdarmes′.—n. Gendar′merie, the armed police of France. [Fr. gendarme, sing. from pl. gens d'armes, men-at-arms—gens, people, de, of, armes, arms.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gendarme in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gendarme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gendarme in a Sentence

  1. Didier Seban:

    We were convinced it was a police officer or gendarme, both by the violence he used against his victims, and also his techniques – his way of presenting his tricolour [police] card, a certain number of things victims reported him saying, he knew all the police techniques.

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