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piracy

noun [U] uk   /ˈpaɪ.rə.si/ us    /ˈpaɪr.ə-/

piracy noun [U] (SHIPS)

the act of attacking ships in order to steal from them: Piracy is alive and flourishing on the world's commercial sea lanes.Stealing

piracy noun [U] (MOVIES/MUSIC)

the act of illegally copying a computer program, music, a film, etc. and selling it: software/video piracyForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery
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