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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

piracy

the act of robbery on the high seas. See also ships. — pirate, n.piratic, piratical, adj.
See also: Theft
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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
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

piracy

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

[ˈpaɪrəsɪ] npirateria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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Malaysia is leading a discussion on three major areas of transnational crime, namely human trafficking, sea piracy and money laundering at the 18th Asean Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC).
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Sweden, May 26 -- President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy.
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He said that Iranian Navy forces have undertaken mission in the high seas in campaign against sea piracy in line with command of the Supreme Leader.