dacoit + -y
dacoity (countable and uncountable, plural dacoities)
- (chiefly India) Violent robbery carried out by a dacoit or a gang of dacoits.
1901, Rudyard Kipling, chapter 15, in Kim:
- '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:
- […] he had a most interesting anecdote to tell her […] about a dacoity that had happened in Sagaing in 1913.