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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.
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The Saudis have 10 days to comply, otherwise we will take action that could be disastrous," Said told AFP from the ship now anchored at the Somali pirate lair of Harardhere.
The Navy said 12 Somali pirate skiffs carrying 115 armed pirates chased after an Iranian oil tanker, which radioed a call for help.
Somali pirate attacks fell to their lowest in three years in the first nine months of 2012 as tougher navy action and private armed security teams deterred gangs, a maritime watchdog said.
On December 7, thirteen Sri Lankan crew, Greek Captain along with the Saudi Arabian flagged oil tanker- MV Al Nisr Al Saudi were released from Somali pirate control.
Somali pirate attacks have continued apace and have spread south to the Seychelles and farther out towards India.
The Topaz, one of their two coastguard vessels, had come under attack by three Somali pirate ships late on Monday.
Iran has claimed to have foiled a dozen Somali pirate attacks since then.
He added that the Iranian vessels could also repel Somali pirate attacks on an oil tanker and two other cargo vessels in the Gulf of Aden, secure the area and provide them with a safe passage.
Somali pirate gangs have made millions of dollars in ransom payments since last year and patrols by foreign navies in the Gulf of Aden have failed to end the problem.
FLAMES and smoke billow into the sky as a suspected Somali pirate boat is sunk in a hail of heavy gunfire.
The cargo vessel was set free by its Somali pirate hijackers around noon on Friday, local time.
Very few ships have reported Somali pirate attacks in the last year.

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