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Definition of pirate
a person who attacks and robs ships at sea. a person who appropriates or reproduces the work of another for profit without permission, usually in contravention of patent or copyright:software pirates a person or organization that broadcasts radio or television programs without official authorization: [as modifier]:a pirate radio station
verb [with object]
(often as adjective pirated
) use or reproduce (another’s work) for profit without permission, usually in contravention of patent or copyright:he sold pirated tapes of Hollywood blockbusters a competing company cannot pirate its intellectual achievements
2 dated rob or plunder (a ship).