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[ban-di-tree] /ˈbæn dɪ tri/
the activities or practices of bandits.
bandits collectively; banditti.
1920-25; bandit + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • One point of view argues that the war was mainly a struggle against banditry.
  • But the price has been lawless zones where banditry and illegal-drug production are rife.
  • Many turned to banditry and preyed off their own people.
  • banditry and lawlessness are prevalent in this region.
  • Incidents of highway banditry are on the decline across the country, but continue to occur sporadically.
  • banditry and lawlessness continued to prevail in the region at year's end.
  • The two countries also established joint border patrols to crack down on smuggling and banditry.
  • Police were unable to address internal security problems effectively, including widespread banditry and arms proliferation.
  • Some killings also were attributed to revenge, banditry, and land grabs.
  • Military tribunals also have jurisdiction over gang crimes, banditry, and highway robbery.
Word Origin and History for banditry

1861, from bandit + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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