Definition of piracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    piracy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpaɪrəsi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the crime of attacking ships at sea in order to steal from them
  2. 2 the act of making illegal copies of DVDs, computer programs, books, etc., in order to sell them software piracy see also pirate
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