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brigand

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbrɪɡ.ənd/ literary
a thief with a weapon, especially one of a group living in the countryside and stealing from people travelling through the area
Translations of “brigand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 盜賊, (尤指襲擊旅人的)強盜,土匪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盗贼, (尤指袭击旅人的)强盗,土匪…
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