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pirate n

: a person who commits piracy
vb pi·rat·ed
: to take or appropriate by piracy
: to copy, distribute, or use without authorization esp. in infringement of copyright [the pirated software] [pirating cable signals]
: to commit piracy compare bootleg

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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