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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bandit \Ban"dit\ (b[a^]n"d[i^]t), n.; pl. Bandits (b[a^]n"d[i^]ts), or Banditti (b[a^]n*d[i^]t"t[i^]). [It. bandito outlaw, p. p. of bandire to proclaim, to banish, to proscribe, LL. bandire, bannire. See Ban an edict, and cf. Banish.] An outlaw; a brigand. [1913 Webster] No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: The plural banditti was formerly used as a collective noun. [1913 Webster] Deerstealers are ever a desperate banditti. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]