Definition of piratic in US English:

piratic

adjective

  • See pirate

    • ‘People now can be hardcore ninja dwarves, or err towards the piratic side of elfdom.’
    • ‘His ship was accused of involvement in a piratic act in 1436, and he was personally accused of conspiring to hijack another ship, of which he later became the owner.’
    • ‘They are the problem in Mindanao because they have always been the aggressors, oppressors and colonizers, the inheritors of piratic colonialism.’
    • ‘The Buccaneers, dashing enough in its way with its traditional piratic flavour, was still too land-bound by far.’
    • ‘An investigation was held and they found out at least thirty of Yarmouth's ships had been involved in piratic activities.’

Pronunciation

piratic

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