Definition of Privateers

1. Noun. (plural of privateer) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of privateer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Privateers

1. privateer [v] - See also: privateer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Privateers

private limited liability company
private line
private nuisance
private property
private road
private school
private schools
private sector
private sectors
private security force
private treaty
privateer
privateered
privateering
privateers (current term)
privateersman
privately
privately held
privately held corporation
privateness
privatenesses
privater
privatest
privation
privations
privatisation
privatisations
privatise

Literary usage of Privateers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities: On the by Travers Twiss (1875)
"privateers distinguishable from Letters of Marque—Gradual Restraint of Private Expeditions on the Sea—privateers in the sixteenth and seventeenth ..."

2. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities by Travers Twiss (1875)
"CHAPTER X. OX privateers. privateers distinguishable from Letters of Marque—Gradual Restraint of Private Expeditions on the Sea—privateers in the sixteenth ..."

3. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"Of privateers of all classes there were five hundred and twenty-six; or, ... Out of the grand total of five hundred and twenty- six privateers only two ..."

4. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"privateers. bA privateer may be described as an armed vessel privately owned, controlled and officered, and commissioned by a belligerent State to commit ..."

5. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"In the war between France and Spain, in 1823, the two belligerents set out with declarations against the commissioning of privateers and the. capture of ..."

6. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"privateers.1 At this period the Loyalists retaliated, also, ... Tryon reported, June 29, 1779, that the privateers' crews from New York numbered more than ..."

7. The Principles of International Law by Thomas Joseph Lawrence (1895)
"It is now time to turn to nautical affairs and consider the case of privateers. They may be defined as vessels owned and manned by private persons, ..."

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