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banditry

[ban-di-tree]
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noun
  1. the activities or practices of bandits.
  2. bandits collectively; banditti.
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Origin of banditry

First recorded in 1920–25; bandit + -ry
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Related Words for banditry

gouge, holdup, rip-off, banditry

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Contemporary Examples of banditry

Historical Examples of banditry

  • There were arrests, incidents of banditry and pillage, and many futile Turkish efforts to restore order.

  • He recalled the days of banditry, and the strange visitors, who had brought with them disturbing knowledge, and strange powers.

    The Players

    Everett B. Cole

  • At first, the inhabitants lived by a species of banditry, robbing the whites whenever they could.

  • This was not the West as I had dreamed of it, not the West even of banditry and violent action.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • I shall go mad Shut in this gilded den,—this stifling hold Of banditry.


Word Origin and History for banditry

n.

1861, from bandit + -ry.

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