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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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[ˈbrɪgəndɪdʒ] Nbandidaje m, bandolerismo m
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Elizabeth was fond of the puppy, but her sense of justice was keen and she was there to check this brigandage.
The old scaffolding of feudal jurisdictions remained standing; an immense aggregation of bailiwicks and seignories crossing each other all over the city, interfering with each other, entangled in one another, enmeshing each other, trespassing on each other; a useless thicket of watches, sub-watches and counter-watches, over which, with armed force, passed brigandage, rapine, and sedition.
An episode of the brigandage of today and every day!
Or rather, what has changed is that we have advanced the frontiers of prebendalism to the creeks of crass brigandage. Kingmakers search for and enthrone leaders with allegiance to graft, to misapplying public resources to serve their needs and those of their cronies, clans and concubines.
22 seeks to allow law enforcement or military officers authorized by the court to conduct wiretapping against persons involved in coup d'etat, conspiracy, and proposal to commit coup d'etat, robbery in band, brigandage or highway robbery, illegal drugs, and money laundering.
The first pattern was the Circassian origin of Esref, through which Fortna explains the background of Esref's life, his involvement in the military and brigandage. Another pattern was the paramilitary actions in which the Circassian immigrants of the Empire played a key role in the 19 (th) and 20 (th) centuries.
But derided as a highwayman under the Brigandage Act of 1902 against freedom fighters, that was denied him.
The youth either form the brigandage or guides in the attacks because of their knowledge of the local terrain, routes and water points.
Banditry has introduced a new level of friction between the two, with the Fulani, marginalised from local political power, more closely associated with brigandage -- men like Daji being an example.
For weeks together, the public and the authorities both have been offered detailed evidence of the methods being used to prevent the daily's distribution, but nothing has been done by any authority to stop this brigandage. For the sake of making matters clear, it may be pointed out that any attempt to deny the people access to reports of and comment on current electoral issues amounts to manipulating the election and must be dealt with as such.
Five armed men confronted them--in MacArthur's words, 'one of the marauding bands that infest the country with brigandage as a trade.'