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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bandit  \Ban"dit\,  n.;  pl  {Bandits},  or  {Banditti}.  [It.  bandito 
  outlaw,  p.  p.  of  bandire  to  proclaim,  to  banish,  to 
  proscribe,  LL  bandire  bannire  See  {Ban}  an  edict,  and  cf 
  {Banish}.] 
  An  outlaw;  a  brigand. 
 
  No  savage  fierce,  bandit,  or  mountaineer.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  The  plural  banditti  was  formerly  used  as  a  collective 
  noun 
 
  Deerstealers  are  ever  a  desperate  banditti.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bandit 
  n  :  an  armed  thief  who  is  (usually)  a  member  of  a  band  [syn:  {brigand}] 




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