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A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band.
[Middle English brigaunt, from Old French, from Old Italian brigante, skirmisher, from present participle of brigare, to fight; see brigade.]
brig′and·age (-ən-dĭj), brig′and·ism n.
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(Professions) a bandit or plunderer, esp a member of a gang operating in mountainous areas
[C14: from Old French, from Old Italian brigante fighter, from brigare to fight, from briga strife, of Celtic origin]
ˈbrigandage, ˈbrigandry n
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[1350–1400; Middle English briga(u)nt < Middle French brigand < early Italian brigante member of an armed company]
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|Noun||1.||brigand - an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band|
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noun bandit, outlaw, robber, gangster, plunderer, highwayman, desperado, marauder, ruffian, freebooter, footpad (archaic) He looked like a scruffy brigand.
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brigand[ˈbrɪgənd] n (literary) (= bandit) → bandit m
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