Thuggee
Thuggee Thug*gee", n. [Hind. [.t]hag[=i].] The practice of secret or stealthy murder by Thugs. ``One of the suppressors of Thuggee.'' --J. D. Hooker. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thuggee — (or tuggee, ठग्गी) (from Hindi IAST| thag ‘thief’, from Sanskrit IAST| sthaga ‘scoundrel’, from IAST| sthagati ‘to conceal’) was an Indian network of secret fraternities engaged in murdering and robbing travellers, operating from at least the… …   Wikipedia

  • thuggee — [thug′ē] n. [Hindi ṭhagī: see THUG] murder and robbery as formerly practiced by the thugs of India …   English World dictionary

  • Thuggee — Thugs, zwei Wächter und mehrere poisoner (Vergifter) im Gefängnis Darstellung aus dem Jahr 1857 Thuggee (auch Phansigar genannt) ist eine Abwandlung aus dem Sanskrit und bedeutet ursprünglich „Betrüger“ oder „Täuscher“, ist aber auch der Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • thuggee — /thug ee, thu gee /, n. (sometimes cap.) (in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs. [1830 40; < Hindi thagi] * * * …   Universalium

  • Thuggee — noun a) A thug (member of band of assassins in India). b) The murder and robbery of groups of travellers in India. See Also: thug …   Wiktionary

  • thuggee — n. strangulation and robbery at the hands of gangsters (in India) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thuggee — [θʌ gi:] noun historical the robbery and murder practised by the Thugs in accordance with their ritual. Derivatives thuggism noun Origin from Hindi ṭhagī, from ṭhag (see thug) …   English new terms dictionary

  • thuggee — thug·gee …   English syllables

  • thuggee — /θʌˈgi/ (say thu gee) noun (sometimes upper case) the practices of the thugs in India. {Hindi ṭhagī} …   Australian English dictionary

  • thuggee —   n. robbery and murder as practised by Indian sect of Thugs …   Dictionary of difficult words

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