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Patrol

PATROL (Fr. patrouiller, connected with palte, foot), a verb meaning to move up and down or traverse a specified" round " or " beat " in a district in a town, camp or other place, or on a stretch of water on a river or sea, for the purpose of watching and protecting the same, or for reconnoitring the numbers or positions of an enemy. As a substantive the term is used of the detachment of troops or police employed.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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