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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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the practice of pillage, often destructive, usually practiced by a band of robbers. Also brigandage. — brigand, n. — brigandish, adj.See also: Theft
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