Origin of the word "patrol"?

Answers:    It comes directly from a similar French word: patrouiller
From the French "patrouiller"

Main Entry: patrol
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): pa·trolled; pa·trol·ling
Etymology: French patrouiller, from Middle French, to tramp around in the mud, from patte paw — more at patten
Date: 1691

intransitive verb : to get out a patrol transitive verb : to carry out a patrol of
— pa·trol·ler noun

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