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Noun: piracy  pI-ru-see
  1. 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";
    - buccaneering
  2. The act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    - plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation [Brit], plagiary

Derived forms: piracies

Type of: copyright infringement, highjacking, hijacking, infringement of copyright

Encyclopedia: Piracy