Definition of Piracy

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Buccaneering
Generic synonyms: Highjacking, Hijacking
Derivative terms: Pirate



2. Noun. The act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own.

Definition of Piracy

1. n. The act or crime of a pirate.

Definition of Piracy

1. Noun. (nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it. ¹

2. Noun. A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft. ¹

3. Noun. The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law (e.g. copying software unlawfully). ¹

4. Noun. The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piracy

1. robbery on the high seas [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piracy

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piqueers
piques
piquet
piqueted
piqueting
piquets
piquillo
piquillos
piquing
piqure diabetes
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piracetam
piracetams
piracies
piracy (current term)
piragua
piraguas
pirai
pirais
pirameter
pirameters
pirana
piranas
piranha
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pirarubicin
pirarucu
pirarucus
pirate

Literary usage of Piracy

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

1. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"piracy triable everywhere. Distinction between piracy by the law of nations and piracy under municipal statutes. different sovereigns at war with each other ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The object of piracy is any public or private Object of vessel, ... In the regular case of piracy the pirate wants to make booty ; it is the cargo of the ..."

3. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"piracy is an act of robbery and depredated within tion on the high seas, ... The common law does not take cognizance of pira- piracy him- CY" Hence it one, ..."

4. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"The amount of these cases is, that no new offence is made piracy by the ... Therefore, on an indictment for piracy, it is still necessary to prove an ..."

5. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"piracy. piracy 16l. piracy is "robbery or forcible depredation on the high seas, without lawful authority, and done animo fu- randi, and in the spirit and ..."

6. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Horace Smith, Alfred Percival Perceval Keep (1896)
"I. Of piracy at Common Law? and Ъу Statute. THE offence of piracy at common law ... (6) The offence of piracy is also provided against by several statutes. ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"Hut the statutes referred to affect only the manner of trie trial so far as respects piracy. Tho nature of the offense is not changed. ..."

8. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"piracy triable everywhere. Distinction between piracy by the law of nations and piracy under municipal statutes. different sovereigns at war with each other ..."

9. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The object of piracy is any public or private Object of vessel, ... In the regular case of piracy the pirate wants to make booty ; it is the cargo of the ..."

10. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"piracy is an act of robbery and depredated within tion on the high seas, ... The common law does not take cognizance of pira- piracy him- CY" Hence it one, ..."

11. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"The amount of these cases is, that no new offence is made piracy by the ... Therefore, on an indictment for piracy, it is still necessary to prove an ..."

12. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"piracy. piracy 16l. piracy is "robbery or forcible depredation on the high seas, without lawful authority, and done animo fu- randi, and in the spirit and ..."

13. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Horace Smith, Alfred Percival Perceval Keep (1896)
"I. Of piracy at Common Law? and Ъу Statute. THE offence of piracy at common law ... (6) The offence of piracy is also provided against by several statutes. ..."

14. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"Hut the statutes referred to affect only the manner of trie trial so far as respects piracy. Tho nature of the offense is not changed. ..."

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