dacoity

dacoity

[duh-koi-tee]
noun, plural dacoities.
(in India and Burma) gang robbery; robbery by dacoits.
Also, dakoity.


Origin:
1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, derivative of ḍakait dacoit

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dacoity (dəˈkɔɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -coities
(in India and Myanmar) robbery by an armed gang

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