buccaneering vs piracy what difference

what is difference between buccaneering and piracy

English

Adjective

buccaneering (comparative more buccaneering, superlative most buccaneering)

  1. bold, reckless and unscrupulous

Noun

buccaneering (usually uncountable, plural buccaneerings)

  1. robbery on the high seas; piracy

Translations

Verb

buccaneering

  1. present participle of buccaneer


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɪɹəsi/

Noun

piracy (countable and uncountable, plural piracies)

  1. (nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
    Synonym: pirateship
  2. A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft.
  3. The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law.
  4. The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station.
  5. (ornithology) Kleptoparasitism.

Synonyms

  • (robbery at sea): buccaneerism
  • (breaking intellectual property law by making unauthorized copies): bootlegging, file sharing

Translations

See also

  • pirate
  • pirate radio

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