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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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References in classic literature ?
'He came here open-minded to commit a dacoity [a house- robbery with violence].
Two dacoits looted a motorcycle at gunpoint from village Kaanwaan Lit-Daska based trader Asim Sarfraz during a dacoity incident near Daska-Pasrur Bypass.
The district police chief continued that after he took over the charge of the office about a week ago, the police intensified a campaign and succeeded in unearthing and arresting the bandits belonging to separate inter-provincial and local gangs of the bandits involved in various dacoity, burglary, theft and illicit arms and drug-trafficking cases.
They also shot at and injured two persons after they resisted the dacoity bid, and escaped while resorted to firing into the air.
TAXILA -- The Hassanabdal police on Tuesday arrested two persons wanted in robbery, dacoity and drug peddling cases.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three Bangladeshi nationals, who were suspected to be involved in several cases of dacoity.
KARACHI -- An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Saturday awarded a total of 17 years of imprisonment to a man for dacoity, murder and possessing illegal weapons.
ISLAMABAD -- The officers of National Highways and Motorway Police successfully managed to foil a dacoity attempt on G.T Road.
Sialkot -- Magistrate Section (30), Naveed Akhtar on Wednesday awarded four-year rigorous imprisonment in each to two dacoits while hearing a two case of dacoity. The court awarded dacoit Humza and Hammad four years in each case rigorous imprisonment.
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.
It may be recalled that Zabikh Ullah was wanted to different police stations of Peshawar in various cases of dacoity and robbery.
Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma were charged under various IPC Sections, including 395 ( dacoity) and 365 ( kidnapping with intent to wrongfully to confine a person), for looting carpenter Ram Adhar.