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Definition of Pirate
PiratePirate Pi"rate, n. [L. pirata, Gr. ?, fr. ? to attempt,
undertake, from making attempts or attacks on ships, ? an
attempt, trial; akin to E. peril: cf. F. pirate. See
1. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes
the property of another on the high seas; especially, one
who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or
plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in
2. An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal
commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on
the high seas.
3. One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the
work of an author without permission.
Pirate perch (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water percoid fish of the
United States (Aphredoderus Sayanus). It is of a dark
olive color, speckled with blackish spots. PiratePirate Pi"rate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pirated; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pirating.] [Cf. F. pirater.]
To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.
Pirate Pi"rate, v. t.
To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of
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