from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cabal; an intrigue; a faction; contention.
  • To canvass; intrigue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A cabal, intrigue, faction, contention, strife, or quarrel.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To contend for; to canvass; to solicit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Intrigue, secretive machinations.
  • verb obsolete To achieve or obtain by underhand methods.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French brigue, of uncertain origin. Compare Italian briga, Spanish brega.


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