Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of piracy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We believe the piracies are a front for black marketeering.

    Mirage

  • Who were to be the subjects of their piracies was a matter that did not occur to them.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Stories of amok running, "piracies," treachery, revenge, poisoned krises, and assassinations, have been made very much of, and any crime or slight disturbance in the native States throws the Settlements into a panic.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Andrew McCarthy Sticks to His Guns (And He May Be Pointing Them at You Next)

  • The publishers sent threatening letters to all the booksellers in the country, warning them to disown piracies on pain of prosecution and blacklisting.

    Dangers of over-zealous intellectual property cops

  • Indeed, Article I of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to "define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas."

    Daniel Firger: The Fourth Pirate

  • The legislature raises the military, declares war, and is to "To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations," "make rules concerning captures on land and water," "make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces," and "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers."

    Doug Bandow: Investigate Top Officials, not Just CIA Interrogators

  • We should just nuke them, and put an end to their endless piracies!

    Wounded Trust, Lost Revenues

  • If we take the text of the Constitution literally, Congress has no power to pass any criminal law whatsoever, except for treason (by inference) and "piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations".

    Balkinization

  • Admiral Rick Gurnon during the news conference which we were broadcasting live just about 20 minutes ago was asked whether or not he thought this would deter piracies.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2009

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