A bandit, usually one of a roving band.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Brigand
Origin of Brigand
Middle English brigaunt from Old French from Old Italian brigante skirmisher from present participle of brigare to fight brigade
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English circa 1400, from Old French brigand (“foot soldier”) attested from 1421, from Latin brigō (“to fight”).
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