dacoity

noun

da·​coity
dəˈkȯi-tē
plural -es
: robbery by dacoits
now used in the Indian penal code of robbery by an armed gang of not less than five men

Word History

Etymology

Hindi ḍkaitī, from ḍakait dacoit

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“Dacoity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dacoity. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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