banditry

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

Origin:
1920–25; bandit + -ry

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bandit (ˈbændɪt)
 
n , pl -dits, -ditti
a robber, esp a member of an armed gang; brigand
 
[C16: from Italian bandito, literally: banished man, from bandire to proscribe, from bando edict, ban1]
 
'banditry
 
n

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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.
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