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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable .... The earliest documented instances of piracy are the exploits of the Sea Peoples who threatened the ships sailing in the Aegean and Mediterranean ...

www.yourdictionary.com/pirate

The definition of a pirate is someone who steals, particularly at sea. ... a person who practices piracy; esp., a robber of ships on the high seas; a ship used by ...

www.macmillandictionary.com/us/thesaurus-category/american/people-who-steal

someone who attacks people in public places and steals their money, jewellery, ... someone who steals money and other things from people's pockets and bags,  ...

www.wordnik.com/words/pirate

One who preys on others; a plunderer. n. ... A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the ... his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor. n. ... n. someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own  ...

www.cnbc.com/2014/09/15/worlds-most-pirated-waters.html

Sep 15, 2014 ... Crime on the high seas: The world's most pirated waters ... and spent the next hours getting to the real work at hand: stealing the cargo. .... in with the hundreds of others in the area before the authorities arrive. .... In the jargon of corporate management, it can be difficult to get someone to "take ownership.".

www.shmoop.com/treasure-island-book/summary.html

... drink a ton of whiskey, and tell terrifying stories about life on the high seas. ... is Billy Bones, and he was second in command to someone named Captain Flint.

worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/6941/using-international-waters-to-avoid-legal-punishment

Dec 24, 2014 ... For example, if you murder someone on the high seas, the victim's .... Radio Caroline was the most famous pirate radio, but there were others.

www.heritage.org/constitution/articles/1/essays/48/define-and-punish-clause

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and ... No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding ..... shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/world/americas/maritime-repo-men-a-last-resort-for-stolen-ships.html

Dec 28, 2015 ... Weak rules, little oversight and violence on the high seas. ... guys undercut local authorities, embarrassing them by stealing ships from under ... Trinidad, Venezuela and elsewhere, Mr. Meacham and a half dozen others in the .... If someone buys a stolen painting at an auction, explained Edward Keane, ...