Adjective "Piratical" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Piratical


    Definition:

    1. a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.

    2. a ship used by such persons.

    3. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates.

    4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.

    5. Also called pirate stream. Geology. a stream that diverts into its own flow the headwaters of another stream, river, etc. verb (used with object), pirated, pirating.

    6. to commit piracy upon;

    Origin:
    pirate

    Examples:

    "tendencies can be piratical."

    "policies can be piratical."

    "nomads can be piratical."

    "methods can be piratical."

    "habits can be piratical."

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