Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as thuggee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Thuggee.

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  • noun The violent act of thugs.

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  • noun violent or brutal acts as of thugs

Etymologies

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thug +‎ -ery

Examples

  • Rights lawyers, however, noted that the military has applied the term "thuggery" very broadly, covering street protesters and potentially anyone else it chooses.

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  • Rights lawyers, however, noted that the military has applied the term "thuggery" very broadly, covering street protesters and potentially anyone else it chooses.

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  • Rights lawyers, however, noted that the military has applied the term "thuggery" very broadly, covering street protesters and potentially anyone else it chooses.

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  • Rights lawyers, however, noted that the military has applied the term "thuggery" very broadly, covering street protesters and potentially anyone else it chooses.

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  • Egypt's de facto head of state said Tuesday that the military government would limit its use of extrajudicial arrests and detentions to cases of what he called "thuggery."

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  • said the term "thuggery" has been used as a catchall crime since the military assumed power Feb. 11 and is so broad that people have been arrested for no reason.

    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • As appalling as that 1968 assault was, thuggery is nothing new in politics; it transcends time, ideology and party.

    Michael Winship: The Pulpit of Bullies

  • As appalling as that 1968 assault was, thuggery is nothing new in politics; it transcends time, ideology and party.

    Michael Winship: The Pulpit of Bullies

  • As appalling as that 1968 assault was, thuggery is nothing new in politics; it transcends time, ideology and party.

    Michael Winship: The Pulpit of Bullies

  • As an naturaluzed immigrant living in Texas, I have seen much more thuggery from the left than theright.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Sad Victory for Thuggery in Texas

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