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piracy

pi·ra·cy

piracy

 
pronunciation:
paI r si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: piracies
definition 1: robbery or attack at sea.
definition 2: the act of breaking the law or doing wrong by copying or using another's writing, music, or ideas.
Those singers say that another group practiced piracy by copying their songs.
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The word piracy contains the following part:
-cy Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state of or quality of