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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]
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