dacoity (countable and uncountable, plural dacoities)
- (chiefly India) Violent robbery carried out by a dacoit or a gang of dacoits.
- 1901, Rudyard Kipling, Kim, Chapter 15,
- 'He came here open-minded to commit a dacoity. Yes, to cut, rob, kill, and carry off what he desired.'
- 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 18,
- […] he had a most interesting anecdote to tell her […] about a dacoity that had happened in Sagaing in 1913.