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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation.

Usage examples (36)
  • An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized
  • Here is where things get tricky: as described by Han, it would seem that the word pirate has a positive connotation.
  • For our purposes the term pirate applies to all ships attacked while under way, either on the high seas or in territorial waters.
  • (Note that "pirate" is in scare quotes, original in Scahill) for more
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