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[ban-di-tree] /ˈbæn dɪ tri/
the activities or practices of bandits.
bandits collectively; banditti.
Origin of banditry
1920-25; bandit + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • I shall go mad Shut in this gilded den,—this stifling hold Of banditry.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan
  • 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
  • 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
Word Origin and History for banditry

1861, from bandit + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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