banditry banditry  /ˈbæn də tri/


  • (n) the practice of plundering in gangs


  1. Sheikh Sattar, whose tribe is notorious for highway banditry, is also building a personal militia, loyal not to the Iraqi government but only to him.
  2. Ah, banditry today was not what it once was.
  3. You've got warlordism, banditry, fighting.


  • Libya out $7.5 billion on oil stoppages

    TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Libya has lost more than $7 billion this year because of oil stoppages associated with banditry and strikes, the chairman of the national oil company said.
    on September 18, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. "Murdering Jews was pure banditry, and I wouldn't explain it as anti-Semitism," Edelman said in an interview with the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. "It was contempt for man, for human life, plain meanness. A bandit doesn't attack someone who is...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Marek Edelman Source: Forbes

  2. "Are we going to remain silent over the murder of nine people? We can't turn a blind eye to this banditry in international waters," Erdogan told the forum. "This can't continue as it is."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Fox 59

  3. "These are acts of banditry that comprise other illegal activities, carried out by a group of arms and drug dealers that we are steadfastly fighting," Mamadou Tandja told a conference of Niger's foreign ambassadors.
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Mamadou Tandja Source: News24

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