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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pi·ra·cy /ˈpaɪrəsi/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·ra·cy n.; pl. Piracies
 1. The act or crime of a pirate.
 2. Common Law Robbery on the high seas; the taking of property from others on the open sea by open violence; without lawful authority, and with intent to steal; -- a crime answering to robbery on land.
 Note:By statute law several other offenses committed on the seas (as trading with known pirates, or engaging in the slave trade) have been made piracy.
 3. “Sometimes used, in a quasi-figurative sense, of violation of copyright; but for this, infringement is the correct and preferable term.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: robbery on the high seas; taking a ship away from the
           control of those who are legally entitled to it [syn: buccaneering]
      2: the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as
         if they were your own [syn: plagiarism, plagiarization,