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- n. robbers or outlaws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of bandit, banditto.
- n. [Used as a singular.] A band or company of bandits. Sometimes written banditty.
In this letter to her friend Elizabeth Lightbody back in England, Anne Hulton described the actions of the Colonial Minutemen, whom she called the banditti, during the Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775:
"These insurgents," he said, "call themselves Protestant Boys -- that is, a banditti of murderers, committing massacre in the name of God, and exercising despotic power in the name of liberty."
But they come as a total surprise to the reader after he has worked his way through 260-odd pages of TI, in which the squirearchy are called "banditti," "brigands," "safe-breakers," etc.
Moreover, this same officer, General Sheridan, many years after the close of the war, denounced several hundred thousands of his fellow citizens as "banditti," and solicited permission of his
President Grant that the conservatives be declared "banditti" and he would make himself responsible for the rest.
Moreover, this same officer, General Sheridan, many years after the close of the war, denounced several hundred thousands of his fellow citizens as "banditti," and solicited permission of his Government to deal with them as such.
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In the National Intelligencer, published in Washington, D.C., from 1800 to 1867, Smith found reports claiming the Mormon people were setting the laws of the land "at naught" and organizing "banditti" to defend themselves.
Col. Davenport was murdered by six '' banditti '' July 4, 1845.
8 Harding's cave seems to have been partly inspired by the "banditti" paintings of
Adam Stephen delayed leaving Winchester for Fort Cumberland because of the “disagreeable service of apprehending deserters—four, out of a gang of 20 banditti, all with arms and ammunition, are apprehended.”
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