- brig. gen.,
- brigadier general,
- briggs, henry
Origin of brigand
Examples from the Web for brigandage
The sciences and the arts, encouraged, were beginning to diffuse themselves; brigandage was breathing its last sigh.
But brigandage in Spanish times was very mild compared with what it is now.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The north-west, and indeed parts of the south of France, were still simmering with rebellions and brigandage.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
I had read and heard tales of its brigandage, and believed them to be tinged with exaggeration.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
Marshal Massena was sent to the provinces of Calabria to put a stop to brigandage.
Word Origin for brigand
c.1400, "lightly armed foot soldier," from Old French brigand (14c.), from Italian brigante "trooper, skirmisher, foot soldier," from brigare (see brigade). Sense of "one who lives by pillaging" is from early 15c., reflecting the lack of distinction between professional mercenary armies and armed, organized criminals.