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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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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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|Noun||1.||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"
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