Brigand

• (n.) A lawless fellow who lives by plunder; one of a band of robbers; especially, one of a gang living in mountain retreats; a highwayman; a freebooter. • (n.) A light-armed, irregular foot soldier.
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Brigand

Brig'and (brĭg' a nd) noun [ French brigand , Old French brigant light-armed soldier, from Late Latin brigans light-armed soldier (cf. Italian brigante .) from brigare to strive, contend, from briga quarrel; probably of German origin, and akin to...
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Brigand

A brigand was formerly a lightly-armed, irregular foot soldier.
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