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 Bande Noire.Bands. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bandit,
 
plural banditti or bandits, properly means outlaw (Italian, bandito, banished, men pronounced “banned”). As these outlaws very often became robbers, the term soon came to signify banded highwaymen.   1
 


 Bande Noire.Bands. 

 
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