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an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band

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15) Clarendon, who was to die when the crisis finally subsided, described vividly how "the public feeling is rising rather than calming down respecting the brigandage," "the excitement about the recent massacre is still great," and his own personal "great anxiety & trouble" as "our angry public wish for stringent measures.
16) Apparently, Tru's response to the problem of brigandage was satisfactory, because only three months later he was appointed to be chief of staff (tham hiep) in Thanh Hoa province, which suffered from endemic unrest and rebellion.
The Tamils especially in the North called the IPKF the 'Indian People Killing Force' not to mention the raping and looting that accompanied that epic brigandage likened to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia (UK Guardian 1987).
They could only choose between the mafia that detained power and order, and brigandage that openly opposed the law.
Qazaqliq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Central Eurasia
Brigandage, piracy, capitalism, and State formation: transnational crime from a historical world-systems perspective.
Destutt de Tracy described the ultimate consequences of these actions as a world in which "society ceases and universal brigandage begins.
This misery was nearly apocalyptic, with malnutrition, famine, disease, brigandage, locusts, and cannibalism playing major roles in the narrative.
Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism Terrorism or hirabah is forbidden in Islamic law, which groups it with brigandage, highway robbery and extortion rackets-- any illicit use of fear and coercion in public spaces for money or power.
The Americans had an urgent need for impact projects; despite the Sedition Act of 1901, the Brigandage and Reconcentration Laws of 1903, Filipino "insurgents" were not being quelled with thrilling briskness.
1999) Brigandage, Piracy, Capitalism, and State Formation: Transnational crime from a Historical World-System Perspective.
Mandel trots out all the predictable devices--the brigandage, the makeshift communities, the symbolic 'pre-collapse' memorabilia, the advent of an evil cult leader.
A transnational perspective suggests that the Shan rebellion in Siam was, in part, a continuation of the disorder that troubled the Shan states in the 1880s and created a regional economy of brigandage in which the distinction among charismatic leadership, pillage and state-formation became very blurry.
21) Similar vigilante units have been observed among other ethnic groups in Tanzania, the most well known being the sungusungu of the neighbouring Sukuma people, which emerged in the 1980s to combat armed brigandage and cattle theft as well as growing witchcraft accusations (Abrahams and Bukurura 1993).
A Bedouin himself, the gunman explains that he fell into a life of brigandage after the Hijaz Railway made his traditional trade as pilgrimage guide redundant.