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Robbery by a band or gang of dacoits.

[Hindi ḍakaitī, from ḍakait, dacoit.]
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n, pl -coities
(Law) (in India and Myanmar) a robbery by an armed gang
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(dəˈkɔɪ ti)

n., pl. -coit•ies.
robbery carried out by dacoits.
[1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit]
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murder and robbery committed by dacoits, a class of criminals in India and Burma.
See also: Theft
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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
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The SSP said that preliminary interrogation of the arrested accused revealed their involvement in murder of five persons besides in 30 cases of dacoities and 20 cases of burglary.
SIALKOT -- During search operation, police on Friday successfully traced out dacoit gang and arrested three dacoits who involved in 15 cases of robberies and dacoities.
Sialkot -- During search operation, police on Friday successfully traced out a dacoit gang and arrested three dacoits who were involved in 15 cases of robberies and dacoities.
SIALKOT -- A 6 member notorious gang involved in several dacoities has been roaming on the streets of Sialkot with becoming an open challenge for the police and Elite Force which has utterly failed to protect the lives and properties of the citizens.
Islamabad -- Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police arrested 176 outlaws during last 45 days involved in murder, dacoities and recovered 22 snatched vehicles, 14 motorbikes, valuables worth Rs.
"Murders, dacoities and numerous such incidents are happening in the state over which the Uttar Pradesh Government led by Yogi Adityanth has no answers," Yadav told ANI.
He said that a team of SIU under supervision of DSP CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon started investigation into various cases and succeeded to arrest five dacoits involved in dacoities at Colonel Aman Ullah Raod, Bhara Kahu Islamabad and various areas of twin cities.
ISLAMABAD, June 3 -- CIA Police (Property Wing) Islamabad arrested 12 criminals of diffirent gangs for their alleged involvement in dacoities, theft and burglary cases and recovered looted items worth millions of rupees from them including gold ornaments, mobile phones, cash and weapons.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police have arrested seven persons including two women for their alleged involvement in looting houses as well as dacoities and recovered valuables and weapons from their possession.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Sabzi Mandi police has busted a criminals' gang hailing from Afghanistan involved in several dacoities in twin cities and recovered four pistols, two bikes and other valuables from them, a police spokesman said.
Sialkot -- During search operation, police on Sunday claimed to have arrested five dacoits who involved in different cases of robberies and dacoities in district Sialkot.
He said the dacoits have confessed their involvement in series of dacoities. He said that Asghara was awarded capital punishment for murdering a man during dacoity in Faisalabad but was released from jail after 12 years as he forced the applicant through his men to pardon him before court.