Ban"dit (?), n.; pl.Bandits (#), ∨ Banditti (#). [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.
No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer.
⇒ The plural banditti was formerly used as a collective noun.
Deerstealers are ever a desperate banditti.
Sir W. Scott.
© Webster 1913.