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piracy

noun

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the act or pursuit of robbing ships at sea
  • many countries have harsh penalties for piracy now

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The first known use of piracy was in 1537

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“Piracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/piracy. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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