dacoity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dacoit +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dacoity (countable and uncountable, plural dacoities)

  1. (chiefly India) Violent robbery carried out by a dacoit or a gang of dacoits.
    • 1901, Rudyard Kipling, chapter 15, in Kim[1]:
      'He came here open-minded to commit a dacoity. Yes, to cut, rob, kill, and carry off what he desired.'
    • 1934, George Orwell, chapter 18, in Burmese Days[2]:
      [] he had a most interesting anecdote to tell her [] about a dacoity that had happened in Sagaing in 1913.