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Robbery and murder as practiced by the Thugs.

[Hindi ṭhagī, from ṭhag, Thug; see thug.]


(Historical Terms) history the methods and practices of the thugs of India
[C19: from Hindi thagī; see thug]

thuggeeism, thuggee

a semi-religious Hindu cult with a highly organized system of murder and robbery, suppressed in India in the 19th century. Also thuggery. — thug, n.
See also: Hinduism
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Noun1.thuggee - murder and robbery by thugs
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Soon, legislations by the colonial state such as the Penal Code (1833), the Thagi Act (1836), and the Criminal Tribes Act (1872) criminalized the militant, wandering Muslim and Hindu ascetics, as well as other nomadic groups.
This is done pretty convincingly for the most part and the section on phrenology in relating to thagi is excellent.
The first attempt to pacify the conflicting parties was an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the EU on the 29th March 2008 at Brdo (Slovenia), to which both the Kosovar Prime Minister Thagi and the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeremic were invited (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2008r).