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Robbery by a band or gang of dacoits.

[Hindi ḍakaitī, from ḍakait, dacoit.]




n, pl -coities
(Law) (in India and Myanmar) a robbery by an armed gang


(dəˈkɔɪ ti)

n., pl. -coit•ies.
robbery carried out by dacoits.
[1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit]


murder and robbery committed by dacoits, a class of criminals in India and Burma.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dacoity - robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
References in classic literature ?
He came here open-minded to commit a dacoity [a house- robbery with violence].
ISLAMABAD -- The police had arrested 37 persons during the last seven days involved in 31 cases of dacoity as well as theft and recovered looted items worth Rs.
KHANEWAL -- The traders staged a protest against the dacoity incident which claimed a trader's life on resistence, and chanted anti-police slogans.
The horrific crimes they had committed including murder of Zeshan, dacoity and immoral activity with Chinese woman in Sector I-10, firing incidents of I-8 Imam Bargah and child kidnapping incident.
MULTAN -- The four alleged dacoits who subjected a married woman to assault during a house dacoity were killed in an encounter with police late on Friday.
At least 11,225 incidents of crime against property including dacoity, robbery, burglary, car-theft/car snatching, bike-lifting/snatching and other vehicle lifting/snatching were registered in the provincial metropolis, according to data of registered FIRs till December 10.
30 (ANI): Murder, rioting, robbery and dacoity cases have declined during last three years, says the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.
It may be recalled that Zabikh Ullah was wanted to different police stations of Peshawar in various cases of dacoity and robbery.
Sleuths had booked her for dacoity, rioting and disturbing social harmony in two separate cases.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police on Monday claimed to have arrested 58 persons during the last seven days involved in forty cases of dacoity as well as theft and recovered looted items worth Rs.
QILA DIDAR SINGH -- A dacoity incident occurred three days back has now appeared to be a shooting incident over monetary dispute.
According to media survey despite presence of guards 315 cases of dacoity, 14 cases of street crimes, 272 theft incidents and 73 of carjacking and 148 of murder.