Word of the Day -- Brigand

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Brigand -- one who lives by plunder usually as a member of a band.

Brigand shares a root with brigade; both words come from the Italian brigare, meaning “to fight.” If one resembles a brigand one may be described as brigandish, and the word for the practice of engaging in such acts as a brigand is wont to is either brigandism or brigandage. 



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