banditry


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ban·dit

 (băn′dĭt)
n.
1. A robber, especially one who robs at gunpoint.
2. An outlaw; a gangster.
3. One who cheats or exploits others.
4. Slang A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
Idiom:
make out like a bandit Slang
To be highly successful in a given enterprise.

[Italian bandito, from past participle of bandire, to proclaim, proscribe, banish, probably of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

ban′dit·ry n.

ban•dit•ry

(ˈbæn dɪ tri)

n.
the activities of bandits.
[1920–25]

banditry

the practice of being a bandit.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banditry - the practice of plundering in gangs
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
Translations

banditry

[ˈbændɪtrɪ] Nbandolerismo m, bandidismo m

banditry

[ˈbændɪtri] nbanditisme mband leader bandleader [ˈbændliːdər] nchef m d'orchestreband practice nrépétition f

banditry

nBanditentum or -unwesen nt

banditry

[ˈbændɪtrɪ] nbanditismo
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