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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 slave-trade is now, by American law, considered as piracy.
He no longer took an interest in war, nor even in piracy.
The first literary result of the foundation of our industrial system upon the profits of piracy and slave-trading was Shakspere.
The HISPANIOLA still lay where she had anchored; but, sure enough, there was the Jolly Roger--the black flag of piracy --flying from her peak.
Also, within an hour or so, he was able to bring to us a Greek boy of seventeen or eighteen who knew thoroughly well the ins and outs of oyster piracy.
Even before his return to England, however, he excited a reaction, by his abundantly justified but untactful condemnation of American piracy of English books; and this reaction was confirmed by his subsequent caricature of American life in 'American Notes' and 'Martin Chuzzlewit.
There is wild talk of cannon aboard, and of strange raids and expeditions she may make, ranging from opium smuggling into the States and arms smuggling into China, to blackbirding and open piracy.
It was certainly an apparent vengeance on their crime of mutiny and piracy that brought them to the state they were in; and they showed not the least remorse for the crime, but added new villanies to it, such as the piece of monstrous cruelty of wounding a poor slave because he did not, or perhaps could not, understand to do what he was directed, and to wound him in such a manner as made him a cripple all his life, and in a place where no surgeon or medicine could be had for his cure; and, what was still worse, the intentional murder, for such to be sure it was, as was afterwards the formed design they all laid to murder the Spaniards in cold blood, and in their sleep.
The fourth annual public-private counter piracy conference is being held by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and global marine terminal operator DP World.
Transas Marine has added a Piracy Information Overlay (PIO) to its Navigation product portfolio.
NAyROBy (CyHAN)- The Kenyan government said the establishment Anti-Piracy Unit (APU) has significantly reduced piracy incidents along the Indian Ocean coastline.