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Webster 1913 Edition


dacoity

da-coit′y

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Noun.
The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.

Definition 2019


dacoity

dacoity

English

Noun

dacoity (countable and uncountable, plural dacoities)

  1. (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.