from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Intrigue, secretive machinations.
  • v. To achieve or obtain by underhand methods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cabal, intrigue, faction, contention, strife, or quarrel.
  • intransitive v. To contend for; to canvass; to solicit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To canvass; intrigue.
  • n. A cabal; an intrigue; a faction; contention.


From French brigue, of uncertain origin. Compare Italian briga, Spanish brega. (Wiktionary)



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