Definition of dacoity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dəˈkɔɪti//
; NAmE NAmE//dəˈkɔɪti//
[countable, uncountable](pl. dacoities)
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the crime of stealing money or goods from a company or person, especially one that is committed by an armed gang There have been several dacoities on moving trains. to commit dacoity