Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The life and practices of a brigand; highway robbery by organized gangs; figuratively, organized spoliation: as, brigandage in the legislature or on the bench.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Life and practice of brigands; highway robbery; plunder.
“One of the redeeming features of the Munich tragedy (and I am not condemning it) and the present international lawlessness and brigandage is the change in the United States.”
“But whilst they would approve of this that you call brigandage, I also do not doubt that they would claim that the prizes I have seized are by right the property of the Convention, and they might compel me to surrender them.”
“For the progress is noticeable only by comparison, and, without speaking of open wars, brigandage, which is dying out, is not yet quite extinct.”
“In short, what foreigners call brigandage, which prevailed under the Turkish rule, has not, I am sorry to say, diminished under the Greek sovereignty.”
“That is brigandage, which is denounced by the laws of Sicily.”
“Though this kind of brigandage still survives, it is no longer common, especially in the neighbourhood of Poona, with its large police force.”
“But the greetings and the "brigandage" were soon over, and in good time they were all assembled in the Doyle flat, where the joyous Major had prepared an elaborate dinner to celebrate the return of the wanderers.”
“Last March I was standing near a rookery, noting the contention and quarrelling, the downright tyranny, and brigandage which is carried on there.”
“The only good news, relatively speaking, is that this film suffers less from Lionsgate's "brigandage" (to use a term from the film) than the last one I reviewed,”
“When God prohibits killing, he not only forbids us to commit brigandage, which is not allowed even by public laws, but he warns us not to do even those things which are legal among men.”
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