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n. - An officer or crew member of a ship individually owned and crewed but authorized by a government during wartime to attack and capture enemy vessels.

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  • The privateersman was a gentleman adventurer, a protected pirate, a social highwayman of the waters.
  • A pirate, indeed, in those days, was synonymous with the individual who was termed a privateersman at the time of the Napoleonic wars.
  • Hazard, who had commanded a privateersman during the Revolution, purchased the place from "Citizen" Edmond Charles Genet, the first
  • On the very day of these achievements he despatched Theopompus, a Milesian privateersman, to Lacedaemon to report what had taken place. for more
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