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dacoity

or da·koit·y

[duh-koi-tee]
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noun, plural da·coit·ies.
  1. (in India and Burma) gang robbery; robbery by dacoits.

Origin of dacoity

1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit
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Examples from the Web for dacoity

Historical Examples

  • I reminded him he was committed to stand his trial for dacoity, that was why I wanted him.

    The Soul of a People

    H. Fielding

  • It was in celebration of a dacoity in which they had obtained Rs.

  • With two sons, he took to the jungle and began again the old trade of dacoity.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

  • Dacoity, as it is called, is the great curse of the hill and jungle parts of Burma.

  • It was notorious that, in the Kings time, he fomented disorder and shared the spoils of dacoity.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White


British Dictionary definitions for dacoity

dacoity

noun plural -coities
  1. (in India and Myanmar) robbery by an armed gang
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