Definition of bandit in English:

bandit

Line breaks: ban¦dit
Pronunciation: /ˈbandɪt
 
/

noun (plural bandits or banditti /banˈdiːti/)

Derivatives

banditry

noun
More example sentences
  • We are in a situation in which there is a virtual breakdown of law and order with the resultant general banditry and chaos.
  • Yes, the movie sees the rule of law as making the difference between civilization and banditry, but that doesn't stop it from celebrating the violent and unauthorized murder of the villain by the hero.
  • Continued banditry and firefights plague many of the provinces.

Origin

late 16th century: from Italian bandito, 'banned', past participle of bandire 'to ban'.

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