Examples of piracy in a Sentence
piracy on the high seas
many countries have harsh penalties for piracy now
Recent Examples of piracy from the Web
But the Associated Press reports that Chinese piracy seems to be more of a reason to institute tariffs the administration already wants to carry out.
The Supreme Court has traditionally affirmed expansive civil forfeiture rules by reference to colonial practices rooted in admiralty, piracy, and customs law.
His first deployment to the Mediterranean was a NATO deployment for an anti-piracy operation.
The protracted seizure has worried the region about the extent the Islamic State's agenda may have gained traction in the southern Philippines, which is more used to banditry, piracy, and separatism than radical Islam.
Most of her contemporaries would have been appalled, but seeing that piracy was the ultimate compliment paid to success, Chanel loved it.
In the old days, studios would sell a movie for $20,000 to $50,000, because piracy was rampant.
Anti-piracy and convoy protection missions were right up their alley.
Around the new millennium, when Metallica was trying to sink digital music piracy, college-aged acoustic rock trio Dispatch was sailing it across the country.
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Origin and Etymology of piracy
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
PIRACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piracy for English Language Learners
: the act of attacking and stealing from a ship at sea
: the act of illegally copying someone's product or invention without permission
: the act of illegally making television or radio broadcasts
PIRACY Defined for Kids
Definition of piracy for Students
legal Definition of piracy
- software piracy
- the statute's purpose is to proscribe the piracy of programming signals
- —United States v. Harrell, 983 F.2d 36 (1993)
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