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Definition of the noun dacoit

What does dacoit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dacoits

  1. a member of an armed gang of robbers


Dacoit is a fictional character from the 1977 film Daku Aur Mahatma.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dacoit

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Google previewFaith and Freedom (1995)

Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World by Mahnaz Afkhami

a dacoit is a robber belonging to an armed gang. The term, being current in Bengal, got into the Penal code. By law, to constitute dacoity there must be ...

Google previewVerdict On India (2013)

by Beverley Nichols

The dacoit is the cutthroat, the strangler of little children, the sneakthief, the raper of women in the dark. One had hoped that Stafford Cripps was a cut above all that. Those champions of India—Mr. Sorensen, M.P., and Miss Ethel Mannin, the ...

Google previewHandbook of Journalism and Media: India, Bharat, Hindustan (2015)

by Kovuuri G. Reddy

D DACOIT, BANDIT A dacoit is a robber/bandit usually armed 114 Handbook of Journalism and Media.

Google previewThe Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (2011)

Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator by Tarquin Hall

dacoitery — a dacoit is a member of an Indian or ...

Google previewHandbook on Prisons (2016)

by Yvonne Jewkes, Ben Crewe, Jamie Bennett

The word dacoit means brigand, or a member of a gang that ambushes and robs people in the forests and mountains. In common parlance, it came to mean planned and armed robbery in gangs. See for instance Van Woerkens 1995.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Dacoit, dakoit′, n. one of a gang of robbers in India and Burma—alsoDakoit′. —ns.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2014)

by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen

Dacoit see Lutaru Dacoit«s Damsel see Lutaru ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1895)

by Walter William Skeat

Dacoit, a robber. (Hind.) Hind. dakait, a robber belonging to an armed gang (Yule ). Der. dacoit-y, robbery. Dado. (Ital. — L.) Formerly used of the die, or square part in the middle of the pedestal of a column ; afterwards applied to the part ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

DACOIT—DACTY Ll UM . DACOIT, n. ddk'oyt; Dacorrv, n. dd- koy'ti:...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Mikir Language

robber, dacoit. to disagree. almost, on the point of, imminent, impending. sweet. calm, silence. remain, stop; securely, firmly. condensed, concentrated (solution). palanquin bridge, culvert. available. to wallow, grovel. hahitable, medium-sized ...

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Dacoit Meaning

Video shows what dacoit means. A bandit or armed robber, especially in India, Pakistan, and the surrounding region.. Dacoit Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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Scrabble value of D2A1C3O1I1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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