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

There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.
ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit Jamie Dettmer January 4, 2015

Historical Examples

At first, the inhabitants lived by a species of banditry, robbing the whites whenever they could.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 Various

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


1861, from bandit + -ry.


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