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Question of Ben (04.14.2016): Where does the word "piracy" come from?
A: Piracy is practiced by a pirate (see etymology).

Piracy is the action of the pirate of attacking a vessel in order to plunder its cargo or the ship around.

The etymology of the word piracy comes from Peirates meaning ‘violently seize’. This word dates from the Greek era.




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