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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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It was thereabouts that Feringhea, the Thuggee chief, king of the stranglers, held his sway.
Then he told us he was a Hajji--had been three times to Mecca--come in from French Africa, and that he'd met the nigger by the wayside--just like a case of thuggee, in India--and the nigger had poisoned him.
The ban on thuggee came about because its criminal face appeared first and that posed a threat to the Pax Britannica.
For a few small topics, Morris offers a fresh interpretation, such as an aside on the Thuggee cult in India (177, 258, n.
In which country did the Thuggee, from which we have the word thug, originate?
the untouchables) from economic exploitation and Mughal-level taxation, the subcontinent from Russian, Pashtun, or Japanese incursions, the people from barbaric practices such as thuggee (the murder of travelers) and suttee (the practice of burning wives on their husband's funeral pyre), and the minority Muslims from the majority Hindus, all the while using the then-incomparable power of the Royal Navy to keep global trading routes open.
In The Deceivers, set in the 1830s, Rodney's father William investigates the Thuggee, an Indian cult of ritual murder.
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native water bearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.
Accordingly, these romances accentuate local cultures and customs like Suttee (6), Thuggee (7), child-marriage and female infanticide, and as a result English rule becomes a moral duty that is associated with the suppression of "savage" customs in the name of civilization.
such as thuggee, professional sodomy, dedicating girls to a life of