Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeGarda A lake of northern Italy east of Milan. Its shoreline is dotted with resorts and vineyards.

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  • proper n. The Garda, the Irish police
  • proper n. the title of an officer of the Gardaí (Irish police force).

Etymologies

From Irish Garda Síochána na hÉireann (Guardians of the Peace of Ireland). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The garda was yesterday detained at Lucan Garda station for questioning about how correspondence from the former Green Party leader to the Garda was passed to a newspaper.

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  • Inspector John O'Reilly said that, like all garda stations, the building is to be leased, and that a number of departments, along with Garda training quarters, would be transferred there.

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  • When that evidence was investigated by a garda it was shown to be at the very least questionable, and that Garda is the only person to have made an investigation.

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  • - Garda is back on street in less than 30 mins after arrest

    The Wolf Who Cried Boy « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • "I called the Gardaí [police] immediately and asked them to investigate the matter.

    Horsetalk.co.nz Headlines

  • The Minister in his response to Deputy Stagg stated that The Garda Commissioner, with his senior managers and Divisional Officers arranges for the allocation of Gardai throughout the State and that they are aided in this by a distribution model known as the Garda Establishment Redistribution Model (GERM).

    Labour Press Office - Press Release Summaries

  • Today's protest in M&S in Dublin ended when the security guards in the store called the Gardaí who arrived and forcefully arrested one of the demonstrators and charged him with damaging Marks and Spencer property.

    Ógra Shinn Féin

  • Hearing two men had accompanied the young woman into both stores but had left when security called the Gardaí, Judge Fahy said they were treating these thefts like a business and the amounts involved were large.

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  • An important Christian colony existed in Greenland for nearly 400 years -- from some time in the tenth to near the end of the fourteenth century, -- a colony in which, in the fourteenth century, there were 190 townships and a town called Garda, in which were a cathedral, bishop's seat, and twelve or thirteen churches, besides other Christian establishments, with a regular succession of bishops for their superintendence, of whom seventeen are named in the sagas.

    The Norsemen in the West

  • I love these turnings, and now, in these years of change and prosperity, I love the untidy crowds in the streets, the idea of a night not finished, the Garda car edging its way along the pedestrianized street with young Gardaí looking out at us suspiciously as though they were thinking of having furtive sex with us.

    The Empty Family

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