marechaussee

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See also: maréchaussée

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French maréchaussée (mounted police) in 1815. Doublet of maarschalk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun[edit]

marechaussee f (uncountable)

  1. gendarmerie, military police of the Netherlands
  2. member of the military police
  3. (historical) lightly armed soldier belonging to counterguerrilla troops

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: marsose

Related terms[edit]

(in Belgium) rijkswacht.