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dacoity

or da·koit·y

[ duh-koi-tee ]

noun

, plural da·coit·ies.
  1. in India and Myanmar (Burma), a gang robbery: robbery by dacoits.


dacoity

/ dəˈkɔɪtɪ /

noun

  1. (in India and Myanmar) robbery by an armed gang


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dacoity1

First recorded in 1810–20; from Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit

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Example Sentences

Another example of dacoity in Upper Burma may be taken from the Myingyan district.

Sir Robert Low's warning that this would be the last stronghold of dacoity or organized resistance was justified by events.

In 1886 Sir George White wrote that it would be a "long time before dacoity died of inanition."

Between 1837 and 1849 the suppression of the regular practice of armed dacoity was practically achieved by Colonel Sleeman.

Sometimes the raid is on a larger scale, sometimes it is little more than an armed dacoity.

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