There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.
At first, the inhabitants lived by a species of banditry, robbing the whites whenever they could.
There were arrests, incidents of banditry and pillage, and many futile Turkish efforts to restore order.
I shall go mad Shut in this gilded den,—this stifling hold Of banditry.
He recalled the days of banditry, and the strange visitors, who had brought with them disturbing knowledge, and strange powers.
This was not the West as I had dreamed of it, not the West even of banditry and violent action.