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pirate

noun [C] (MOVIES/MUSIC)    /ˈpaɪ.rət/ US  /ˈpaɪr.ət/
a person who illegally copies music, films, computer programs, etc., and sells them: software piratesMiscellaneous criminals pirate radio station a radio station that broadcasts without official permissionRadio
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