- (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
I reminded him he was committed to stand his trial for dacoity, that was why I wanted him.The Soul of a People
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.
Dacoity, as it is called, is the great curse of the hill and jungle parts of Burma.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma
It was notorious that, in the Kings time, he fomented disorder and shared the spoils of dacoity.
- (in India and Myanmar) robbery by an armed gang
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