Banditry is used to refer to acts of robbery and violence in areas where the rule of law has broken down.

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  • banditry — 1861, from BANDIT (Cf. bandit) + RY (Cf. ry) …   Etymology dictionary

  • banditry — noun Acts characteristic of a bandit; armed robbery. The merchant refused to travel in the region due to the ongoing banditry …   Wiktionary

  • banditry — bandit ► NOUN (pl. bandits or banditti) ▪ a member of a gang of armed robbers. DERIVATIVES banditry noun. ORIGIN from Italian bandito banned …   English terms dictionary

  • banditry — noun see bandit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • banditry — /ban di tree/, n. 1. the activities or practices of bandits. 2. bandits collectively; banditti. [1920 25; BANDIT + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • banditry — Synonyms and related words: armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, bank robbery, brigandage, brigandism, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, extortion, foraging, foray,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • banditry — ban·dit·ry || bændɪtrɪ n. work of bandits or outlaws …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banditry — ban·dit·ry …   English syllables

  • banditry — ban•dit•ry [[t]ˈbæn dɪ tri[/t]] n. the activities of bandits • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • banditry — /ˈbændətri/ (say banduhtree) noun 1. the work or practice of bandits. 2. bandits collectively; banditti …  

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