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noun (plural: pirates)
  1. One who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillage, pillaging port towns.
  2. (internet) One who reproduces copyrighted works without permission for the purpose of distributing them to others for free
  3. (internet) One who downloads copyrighted works from the internet illegally.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: piraat
  • French: pirate(fr)
  • German: Raubkopierer(de, Pirat, m}}, {{t-, de)m
  • Spanish: pirata(es)m
verb (pirat, ing)
  1. (internet) To obtain, usually by downloading from a file sharing network, an unauthorized copy of software or other piece of work.
Not willing to spend full price for the computer game, Heidi instead pirated a copy.
Translations: 
  • French: pirater
adjective 
  1. An illegal imitation or reproduction of a well-known trademarked product or work subject to copyright protection.
Translations: 
  • French: pirate(fr)
Etymology: :From Old French pirate < pirata ("sailor," "pirate") < peirates ("brigand," "corsair") < (IPAchar, á) peira ("trial," "attempt," "plot") < Proto-Indo-European base
  • per- ("to try").



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