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English definition of “pirate”

pirate

noun [C]     /ˈpaɪrət/
IT, LAW a person or organization that makes illegal copies of software , films , recordings , etc., to sell them at much cheaper prices : Copyright laws have introduced tough new sentences for software pirates. In order to deal with the pirate industry , technology has had to be supplemented by legislation . pirate CD/ DVD / software pirate movies / music / goods pirate copy / download
TRANSPORT a person who attacks ships to steal from them: The pirates attempted to board the oil tanker .
pirate radio station a radio station that broadcasts illegally : Several pirate radio stations were run by the rebel fighters .
(Definition of pirate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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