banditti

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian banditi, plural of bandito.

Noun[edit]

banditti (plural bandittis or banditti)

  1. (archaic) robbers or outlaws.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter XI, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar [], OCLC 928184292, book VII:
      [] this was the very time when the late rebellion was at the highest; and indeed the banditti were now marched into England []
    • 1811, Jane Austen, chapter 18, in Sense and Sensibility:
      [] I have more pleasure in a snug farmhouse than a watch-tower—and a troop of tidy, happy villagers please me better than the finest banditti in the world.”

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