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bri·gade / briˈgād/ • n. a subdivision of an army, typically consisting of a small number of infantry battalions and/or other units and often forming part of a division: he commanded a brigade of 3,000 men. ∎  an organization with a specific purpose, typically with a military or quasi-military structure: the local fire brigade. ∎  [in sing.] inf., often derog. a group of people with a common characteristic or dedicated to a common cause: the anti-smoking brigade.

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Brigade

Brigade

a company or band of people; a body of troops; any body of persons acting together for a purpose, e.g., fire brigade.

Examples: brigade of firemen; of papists, 1649; of people, 1650; of foot (soldiers) 1642; of sappers, 1806; of trappers, 1837.

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brigade XVII. — (O)F. brigade — It. brigata troop, company, f. brigare be busy with, f. briga strife, contention, which has been referred to Gmc. *brekan BREAK; see -ADE.
So brigadier XVII. — F.

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