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What exactly does it mean for someone to be a 'pirate'?

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Asked by Buffie95 at 2:19 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would suppose it's someone who pirates ships. So a person who illegally boards a ship and either steals goods or demands ransom for the release of the crew/ ship.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 2:22 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • –noun
    1. a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.
    2. a ship used by such persons.
    3. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates.
    4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.
    5. Also called pirate stream. Geology. a stream that diverts into its own flow the headwaters of another stream, river, etc.
    –verb (used with object)
    6. to commit piracy upon; plunder; rob.
    7. to take by piracy: to pirate gold.
    8. to use or reproduce (a book, an invention, etc.) without authorization or legal right: to pirate hit records.
    9. to take or entice away for one's own use: Our competitor is trying to pirate our best salesman.
    –verb (used without object)
    10. to commit or practice piracy.

    Answer by BEXi at 2:23 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Someone who commits robbery or criminal violence at sea or on a river (water basically) without having national authority.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 2:24 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Someone who FORCIBLY takes something that is not theirs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Piracy is a war-like act committed by a nonstate actor, especially robbery or criminal violence committed at sea, on a river, or sometimes on shore, either from a vessel flying no national flag, or one flying a national flag but without authorization from a national... -

    Answer by 4kidsandadog at 2:35 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • to me a pirate is just a thief of the sea. IDk if that is right or not.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Apr. 21, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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