Definition of "dacoity" [da•coit•y]

  • Robbery by a band or gang of dacoits. (noun)
  • (in India and Myanmar) a robbery by an armed gang (noun)

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Use "dacoity" in a sentence
  • "Om Prakash Bansal, the owner of the factory, said the dacoity was a planned one."
  • "The 14th Lok Sabha, for example, had about 100 members who were involved in criminal cases — 30 of whom had been charged with murder, dacoity, rape and extortion."
  • "According to details, the aggrieved family of the deceased Muhammad Asim (26) told the newsmen that the Hajipura police had arrested him from his house in Gohdpur-Sialkot (about two weeks ago) for his suspect involvement in some dacoity cases."
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