brigand

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

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123) Rather, the Qur'an bans brigandry and acts of terrorism, from which rebels were to be distinguished.
20:15]), Calvin again mentions violence: "There are many kinds of theft: one consists in violence, as when a person's goods are forcibly plundered and carried off as it were by brigandry.
The pirates brigandry was particularly irksome for generations of Roman political leaders because the peace and stability of the massive Roman populace depended on the free, uninterrupted movement of goods from the other parts of their vast empire.
Ottoman occupation, and the fear of brigandry and pestilence made access to the Greek mainland and the great Hellenic sites in Asia Minor difficult in the extreme, and what the cultural elite of western Europe had no direct knowledge of fell easy victim to hyperbole.
Rapid population growth "threatens political stability" and may "contribute to high and increasing levels of child abandonment, juvenile delinquency, chronic and growing underemployment and unemployment, petty thievery, organized brigandry, food riots, separatist movements, communal massacres, revolutionary actions and counterrevolutionary coups.