Definitions for dacoitydəˈkɔɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da•coit•ydəˈkɔɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-coit•ies.

  1. robbery carried out by dacoits.

    Category: Indian (India)

Origin of dacoity:

1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, der. of ḍakaitdacoit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dacoity, dakoity(noun)

    robbery by a gang of armed dacoits

Wiktionary

  1. dacoity(Noun)

    Gang robbery carried out by dacoits.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dacoity(noun)

    the practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits

Freebase

  1. Dacoity

    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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