Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, disorderly conduct, or anything out of man-of-war rules. Also called privateer practice. Admiral Smyth.

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Examples

  • Of course we had not as yet been commissioned by Mintep to raid shipping for Vepaja, but we were striking at Vepaja's enemies, and so I felt that we had some claim upon the dubious respectability of privateerism.

    Pirates of Venus

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