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1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.
2. (sometimes cap.) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.