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
plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation, piracy(noun)
the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft.
The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law (e.g. copying software unlawfully).
The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station.
the act or crime of a pirate
robbery on the high seas; the taking of property from others on the open sea by open violence; without lawful authority, and with intent to steal; -- a crime answering to robbery on land
Origin: [Cf. LL. piratia, Gr. . See Pirate.]
Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator. The term has been used throughout history to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents. Piracy is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of States. It is distinguished from privateering, which is authorized by national authorities and therefore a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors. Privateering is considered commerce raiding, and was outlawed by the Peace of Westphalia for signatories to those treaties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. Historically, offenders have usually been apprehended by military personnel and tried by military tribunals. In the 21st century, the international community is facing many problems in bringing pirates to justice.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
The numerical value of piracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of piracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy.
A lot of people are dying from piracy - nowhere near that number died in the last few years in the Western Indian Ocean (due to Somali piracy), we are particularly concerned by the issue.
I think what 'The Mule' is trying to do is pre-empt piracy by making their film available online and making it as easy as possible for audiences to get their hands on it in a paid way, the Mule.
Most countries, including the United States, found effective means of dealing with piracy on the high seas a century and a half ago, we can -- and we will -- deal effectively with piracy in the skies today.
Ship to Gaza Sweden protest against this flagrant abuse of the freedom of navigation, israel's repeated acts of piracy in international waters are worrying signs that the occupation and blockade policy extends to the entire eastern Mediterranean.
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Translations for piracy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قرصنة, تزويرArabic
- pirateri, sørøveri, kapring, piratkopieringDanish
- Raubkopie, Raubdruck, Seeräuberei, Raubkopieren, PiraterieGerman
- merirosvous, piraattiradiotoiminta, kaappaus, piratismiFinnish
- piraterie, piratageFrench
- שוד יםHebrew
- kalózkodás, eltérítésHungarian
- 海賊版, パイレーツ, 著作権侵害, 偽版, 海賊Japanese
- 해적 행위, 해적질Korean
- нарушение авторского права, контрафакция, пиратская копия, пиратствоRussian
- piratkopiering, sjöröveriSwedish
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