• WordNet 3.6
    • n dacoity robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dacoity The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dacoity robbery by gang-robbers, brigandage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. dākāīt, a robber.


In literature:

Oh, dacoity, though quiescent, is by no means extinct.
"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
The writer warned them to expect a "dacoity" (burglary).
"Bengal Dacoits and Tigers" by Maharanee Sunity Devee
In February, 1839, he assumed charge of the office of Commissioner for the Suppression of Thuggee and Dacoity.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
In the morning a charge of dacoity {gang robbery} was laid against them.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Sometimes the raid is on a larger scale, sometimes it is little more than an armed dacoity.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Ordinarily when committing dacoity they are armed with sticks and stones only.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
It was in celebration of a dacoity in which they had obtained Rs.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
When he misses that he sometimes takes to dacoity.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
He had, in fact, been a famous hunter-out of Dacoity.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I reminded him he was committed to stand his trial for dacoity, that was why I wanted him.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding