dacoity

noun da·coity \dəˈkȯi-tē\

Definition of dacoity

plural

-es

  1. :  robbery by dacoits —now used in the Indian penal code of robbery by an armed gang of not less than five men

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Origin and Etymology of dacoity

Hindi ḍkaitī, from ḍakait dacoit


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