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Meaning & Definition of Piracy in English

English

Piracy

/paɪrəsi/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • piracy
  • ,
  • buccaneering

2. The act of plagiarizing

  • Taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    synonym:
  • plagiarism
  • ,
  • plagiarization
  • ,
  • plagiarisation
  • ,
  • piracy

Examples of using

Movie theaters are losing more and more revenue due to internet piracy.