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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Italian
Origin: bandito, from bandire 'to banish'

bandit

noun
     
ban‧dit [countable]
someone who robs people, especially one of a group of people who attack travellers:
They travelled 30 miles through bandit country.
banditry noun [uncountable]
one-armed bandit

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