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dacoity

or da·koit·y

[ duh-koi-tee ]
/ dəˈkɔɪ ti /
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noun, plural da·coit·ies.
in India and Myanmar (Burma), a gang robbery: robbery by dacoits.
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Origin of dacoity

First recorded in 1810–20; from Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit
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British Dictionary definitions for dacoity

dacoity
/ (dəˈkɔɪtɪ) /

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