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gen•darme



Pronunciation: (zhän'därm; Fr. zhän-darm'), [key]
n.,
pl. -darmesPronunciation: (-därmz; Fr. -darm'). [key]

1. a police officer in any of several European countries, esp. a French police officer.
2. a soldier, esp. in France, serving in an army group acting as armed police with authority over civilians.
3. (formerly) a cavalryman in charge of a French cavalry squad.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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