dacoity

or da·koit·y

[ duh-koi-tee ]
/ dəˈkɔɪ ti /

noun, plural da·coit·ies.

(in India and Burma) gang robbery; robbery by dacoits.

Origin of dacoity

1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit
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dacoity

/ (dəˈkɔɪtɪ) /

noun plural -coities

(in India and Myanmar) robbery by an armed gang
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