Meaning of piracy
Pronunciation: (pī'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
- practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.
- the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.: The record industry is beset with piracy.
- Also calleddiversion of the upper part of one stream by the headward growth of another.
- piracy (Thesaurus)