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Dacoit meaning

dacoit - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. a member of an armed gang of robbers
  2. 2. One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.

dacoit - examples of usage

  1. I have had dacoit leaders with prices on their heads walk into my camp. - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.
  2. " So you are," replied Chandra Babu, after recovering from his intense surprise; " but why have you turned dacoit?" - "Tales of Bengal", S. B. Banerjea.
  3. In one case a dacoit named Ghisa had been severely wounded in an encounter and was seized by the spirit of a banyan tree as he was being taken away: " We made a litter with our ropes and cloaks thrown over them and on this he was carried off by four of our party; at half a mile distant the road passed under a large banyan tree and as the four men carried him along under the tree, the spirit of the place fell upon him and the four men who carried him fell down with the shock. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
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