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Italian bandito


banditti (plural bandittis or banditti)

  1. (archaic) An Italian robber or outlaw.
    • [] 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.”