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Noun
A person who attacks and robs ships at sea
“Sebastian Gonzales left Spain for India in 1605 and became successively a soldier, a dealer in salt, and a pirate on the seas.”
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One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission
“Maybe the nasty pirate who bootlegs a copy of your software when they couldn't afford the price was doing a mass evaluation of software for a purchasing contract.”
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A person who steals
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One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels
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A fraudulent imitation of something else
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An unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
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One who pirates (produces unauthorized copies)
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A person who needlessly destroys, defaces, or damages other people's property
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A traveller or explorer
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Bootlegger
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A copy or likeness of someone or something
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Verb
To use or reproduce another's work without permission, especially illegally
“Already, the photocopy machine has made it possible for anyone to pirate copies of articles and books.”
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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To make or be an exact copy of
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To seize and detain a person unlawfully or forcefully
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To import or export, illicitly or by stealth
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To loot, plunder or invade by force
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Give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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To make a false show or pretense of
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Adjective
Fraudulently or illegally imitated or reproduced
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“The scoundrel sold me a pirate copy of the original.”
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Produced, distributed, or sold illicitly
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