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Definition of "brigand" [brig•and]

  • A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brigand" in a sentence
  • "It would be grossly unfair to apply the name brigand to the Mainotes and similar clans, who had to choose between being flayed by the Turks or living by the sword under their own law."
  • "A sherrif who executes a brigand isn't a hero, he's just doing his job - unless the brigand is a larger than life figure, in which case, he becomes the more interesting character."
  • "Thus, in all imaginative countries, the brigand is a hero; even the assassin who shoots his victim from behind a hedge appeals to the fancy in Tipperary or on the Abruzzian hills."