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Definition of the noun Brigue

What does Brigue mean as a name of something?


  1. [obsolete] Intrigue, secretive machinations.

Definition of the verb Brigue

What does Brigue mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: brigued | briguing | brigues

  1. [obsolete] To achieve or obtain by underhand methods.

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Google previewThe American Jurist (1834)

Brigue is a word in ancient French Jurisprudence, and which signifies nearly as much as the Roman crimen ambitus , which includes ...

Google previewCurrent Opinion (1899)

Brigue is a very ancient town, and was formerly ruled by the noble family of Stockalper. The Stockalpers, one of the most aristocratic of the Valais “noblesse,” distinguished themselves as soldiers in the service of the Kings of France and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

see brigue.] Chaucer. Contention.


brigue = contention, quarrel, dispute, faction ; Ital. briga = trouble, disquiet ; ltal. A Low Lut. brigurs = to strive, to shift, to be busy.] A- A$ fubstantive : L Mil. : A portion of ah army, whether Indian army, the forces located in various ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

In 1881 the Jura-Simplon Railway advanced the scheme of piercing the Alpine barrier by a tunnel, which entering the base of Monte Leone at a short distance above Brigue, situated on the Switzerland side, on the left bank of the Rhone ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1851)

Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker ... Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by James Knowles

BRIGUE, breVg, n. Strife; quarrel BRIGUE, breYg, ...

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Scrabble value of B3R1I1G2U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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