Definitions of dacoity

  1. ( in India and Burma) robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
  2. robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
  3. The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.

Usage examples for dacoity

  1. Oh, dacoity, though quiescent, is by no means extinct. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  2. They were brought up to the trade of dacoity, and if they showed sufficient aptitude for it were taken out on expeditions, but otherwise left at home to manage the household affairs. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. He had, in fact, been a famous hunter- out of Dacoity. – Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. The Deputy Magistrate In the Dacca district, a few years ago, there was a big dacoity. – Bengal Dacoits and Tigers by Maharanee Sunity Devee
  5. From Dacoity and Thuggery Europeans had nothing to fear, but natives suffered frightfully; and special departments were formed for their suppression. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy