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banditry

[ban-di-tree] /ˈbæn dɪ tri/
noun
1.
the activities or practices of bandits.
2.
bandits collectively; banditti.
Origin of banditry
1920-1925
1920-25; bandit + -ry
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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
n.

1861, from bandit + -ry.

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