Definition of brigandage in English:



  • See brigand

    • ‘Finally, it is useful to consider briefly the range of local military forces that bore on the suppression of brigandage.’
    • ‘Bodin distinguished between war and other forms of organized violence such as raiding and brigandage.’
    • ‘The desert tribes derived a part of their revenue from brigandage against other tribes, pilgrims and travellers.’
    • ‘In February 1801 special criminal courts with wide powers were created to deal with brigandage.’
    • ‘The code wasn't binding on the Royal and Imperial courts, and brigandage was a hanging offense.’
    • ‘After nine years of brigandage, he turned back to Wessex and began to ‘contend for the kingdom.’’