noun[mass noun] historical
The robbery and murder practised by the Thugs in accordance with their ritual.
More example sentences
- 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).
Definition of thuggee in:
- The US English dictionary