Definitions for dacoitydəˈkɔɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
robbery carried out by dacoits.
Category: Indian (India)
Origin of dacoity:
1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, der. of ḍakaitdacoit
robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
Gang robbery carried out by dacoits.
the practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits
Dacoity is a term used for "banditry" in India. The spelling is the anglicized version of the Hindi word and as a colloquial Anglo-Indian word with this meaning, it appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases. Banditry is criminal activity involving robbery by groups of armed bandits. The Thuggee and Dacoity Suppression Acts, 1836–1848 was enacted in British India under East India Company rule. Areas with ravines or forests, like Chambal, Chilapata Forests were once known for dacoits.
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