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.
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ban•dit•ry

(ˈbæn dɪ tri)

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

the practice of being a bandit.
See also: Theft
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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"
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Translations

banditry

[ˈbændɪtrɪ] Nbandolerismo m, bandidismo m
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banditry

[ˈbændɪtri] nbanditisme mband leader bandleader [ˈbændliːdər] nchef m d'orchestreband practice nrépétition f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

banditry

nBanditentum or -unwesen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

banditry

[ˈbændɪtrɪ] nbanditismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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OAT also said he and his team have almost completed a Smart-Belt and other mini gadgets, that would link the eyeBOX to its owner to keep on tracking even if the owner is separated from the eyeBOX, say in a case of banditry or kidnap
A peace deal signed one month ago between the Pokot and Marakwet communities to end banditry in Kerio has helped to stabilise the Kerio Valley.
Musa told reporters in local language at the command headquarters in Katsina that he was working with a Fulani bandit since when he was young before being guided on banditry business.
Since 2016, the program has facilitated the surrender of some 214 former Abu Sayyaf fighters who were driven to the hills by the thought that banditry would improve their social and economic lot.
Political and religious leaders from West Pokot, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties signed the pact and resolved to end hostilities caused by banditry in Kerio Valley.Leaders present included West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo and his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Alex Tolgos, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, MPs Peter Lochakapong (Sigor), Bowen Kangogo (Marakwet East) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret).
Stressing that Daesh began to rely on the banditry method through (hit and run) for fear of direct confrontation with the security forces and popular mobilization forces.
The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, Wednesday called for tougher laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts.
'This is a clear indication that the people are already fed up with the NPAs' decades-long banditry and extortion,' he added.
YORK: 2.05 Banditry, 2.40 Fastman, 3.15 Staxton, 3.50 Balance Of Power, 4.25 Defence Treaty, 5.00 Alfredo, 5.35 Society Red.
What began as unresolved clashes between Hausa farmers and Fulani pastoralists over access to land has transformed into a lucrative illicit economy of banditry and cattle-rustling dominated by men like Daji.
JERUSALEM, Israel -- President Duterte defended himself from the controversial issues he is involved in as he clarified that he is pro-life but is against banditry.
KASUR -- Dacoits took away a tractor-trolley and cash with them in three different banditry incidents occurred in Kasur and its suburbs, according to police.