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pi·ra·cy

 (pī′rə-sē)
n. pl. pi·ra·cies
1.
a. Robbery or other serious acts of violence committed at sea.
b. The hijacking of an airplane: air piracy.
2. Copyright or patent infringement: software piracy.
3. The illegal interception or use of radio or television signals.
4. An instance of piracy: a surge of piracies.

[Medieval Latin pīrātia, from Late Greek peirāteia, from Greek peirātēs, pirate; see pirate.]

piracy

(ˈpaɪrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Law) Brit robbery on the seas within admiralty jurisdiction
2. (Nautical Terms) a felony, such as robbery or hijacking, committed aboard a ship or aircraft
3. the unauthorized use or appropriation of patented or copyrighted material, ideas, etc
[C16: from Anglo-Latin pirātia, from Late Greek peirāteia; see pirate]

pi•ra•cy

(ˈpaɪ rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.
2. the unauthorized reproduction or use of copyrighted material, a patented invention, a trademarked product, etc.
[1545–55; earlier pyracie < Medieval Latin pīrātīa < Late Greek peirāteía. See pirate, -acy]

piracy

An illegal act of violence, depredation (e.g., plundering, robbing, or pillaging), or detention in or over international waters committed for private ends by the crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft against another ship or aircraft or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft.

piracy

the act of robbery on the high seas. See also ships. — pirate, n.piratic, piratical, adj.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piracy - hijacking on the high seas or in similar contextspiracy - hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it; "air piracy"
highjacking, hijacking - robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
2.piracy - the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
copyright infringement, infringement of copyright - a violation of the rights secured by a copyright

piracy

noun
1. robbery, stealing, theft, hijacking, infringement, buccaneering, rapine, freebooting Seven of the fishermen have been formally charged with piracy.
2. illegal copying, bootlegging, plagiarism, copyright infringement, illegal reproduction Video piracy is a criminal offence.
Translations
قَرْصَنَه
пиратство
pirátství
piratudgivelsesørøveri
kaappausmerirosvous
kalózkodáseltérítés
sjórán
piratavimas
pirátstvo
korsan yayıncılıkkorsanlık
піратство

piracy

[ˈpaɪərəsɪ] N (lit) → piratería f; [of book] → publicación f pirata; [of tape, video, software] → reproducción f pirata

piracy

[ˈpaɪrəsi] n
(at sea)piraterie f
[book, film, video, tape] → piratage m; [ideas] → piratage m
protection against piracy of books, films and other intellectual property → la protection contre le piratage des livres, films et autres propriétés intellectuelles

piracy

nSeeräuberei f, → Piraterie f; (of book etc)Raubdruck m; (of record)Raubpressung f; an act of piracySeeräuberei f, → Piraterie f

piracy

[ˈpaɪrəsɪ] npirateria

pirate

(ˈpaiərət) noun
1. a person who attacks and robs ships at sea. Their ship was attacked by pirates; (also adjective) a pirate ship.
2. a person who does something without legal right, eg publishes someone else's work as his own or broadcasts without a licence. a pirate radio-station.
verb
to publish, broadcast etc without the legal right to do so. The dictionary was pirated and sold abroad.
ˈpiracy noun
the act(s) of a pirate. He was accused of piracy on the high seas; Publishing that book under his own name was piracy.
References in classic literature ?
The largest of the two pirate ships was commanded by a Japanese captain, who spoke a little Dutch, but very imperfectly.
My men were sent by an equal division into both the pirate ships, and my sloop new manned.
It is claimed that passengers were told to sit on the floor and hold on to hand rails in case the ship had to take evasive action and swerve to avoid pirate ships.
Thousands turned out to watch the rip-roaring action with musket fire and pirate ships transforming the quay.
Royal Marine commandos stormed 10 Somali pirate ships and rescued 43 sailors during a four-month operation, a British naval officer told a military conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
PIRATE ships and farm animals could make playtime come alive for these pre-school children.
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will enthrall listeners of all ages with its true tales of legendary pirates, their buried treasure, and even women who dressed as men on pirate ships.
Chief Executive John Syvret said: As part of our sponsorship we would like one of the youngsters to design a miniature ship - battle ships, pirate ships, cruise liners - which can be built by our apprentices.
Pirate ships (and fleets of ships) emerge as profit-maximizing, floating firms.