Definition of banditry in US English:



  • See bandit

    • ‘Yes, the movie sees the rule of law as making the difference between civilization and banditry, but that doesn't stop it from celebrating the violent and unauthorized murder of the villain by the hero.’
    • ‘Stability, more than anything, is what people long for: the long years of constant fighting and banditry have had an enormous influence on how they see the latest intervention.’
    • ‘We are in a situation in which there is a virtual breakdown of law and order with the resultant general banditry and chaos.’
    • ‘Continued banditry and firefights plague many of the provinces.’
    • ‘The only money available is through smuggling and banditry.’