Definition of thuggee in English:


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Pronunciation: /θʌˈɡiː


[mass noun] historical
The robbery and murder practised by the Thugs in accordance with their ritual.
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  • As such, the campaigns against thuggee and suttee frequently cropped up in imperial apologetics.
  • A number of indigenous sources testify to the existence of thuggee as a criminal practice in the seventeenth century if not earlier, and the emergence of thuggee cannot be ascribed the expansion of the British Raj only.
  • Leaders of the dreaded thuggee cult were trapped and held captive in tunnels by Major General Sir W.H. Sleeman.


from Hindi ṭhagī, from ṭhag (see thug).

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