dacoity
dacoity da*coit"y, n. The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dacoity — is a term used for banditry in India. The spelling is the anglicized version of the Hindi word and as a colloquial Anglo Indian word with this meaning, also appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo Indian Words and Phrases (1903)[1] Banditry… …   Wikipedia

  • dacoity — [də koit′ē] n. pl. dacoities [Hindi ḍākāitī: see DACOIT] robbery by dacoits …   English World dictionary

  • dacoity — /deuh koy tee/, n., pl. dacoities. (in India and Burma) gang robbery; robbery by dacoits. Also, dakoity. [1810 20; < Hindi dakaiti, deriv. of dakait DACOIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • dacoity — noun Gang robbery carried out by dacoits …   Wiktionary

  • dacoity — n. (in India and Burma) robbery or other violent crime committed by a gang of organized criminals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dacoity — da·coity …   English syllables

  • dacoity — da•coit•y [[t]dəˈkɔɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. coit•ies raj robbery carried out by dacoits • Etymology: 1810–20; < Hindi ḍakaitī, der. of ḍakait dacoit …   From formal English to slang

  • dacoity — /dæˈkɔɪti/ (say da koytee) noun (plural dacoities) Indian English robbery by an armed gang; banditry. {Hindi ḍakaitī} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dacoity — (India.) A robbery committed by a hand composed of five or more persons …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dacoity — noun robbery by a gang of armed dacoits • Syn: ↑dakoity • Regions: ↑India, ↑Republic of India, ↑Bharat, ↑Myanmar, ↑Union of Burma, ↑Burma • …   Useful english dictionary

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