the activities or practices of bandits.
bandits collectively; banditti.

1920–25; bandit + -ry Unabridged
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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]

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Example sentences
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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