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Freebooting vs Piracy - What's the difference?

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Freebooting is a related term of piracy.


As nouns the difference between freebooting and piracy

is that freebooting is piracy or plundering while piracy is (nautical) robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.

As an adjective freebooting

is engaged in piracy or plunder.

As a verb freebooting

is .

freebooting

English

Noun

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  • Piracy or plundering
  • * {{quote-book, year=1853, author=James Richardson, title=Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The Haghar are well known, even in Europe, for their freebooting propensities. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1900, author=Josephine Elizabeth Butler, title=Native Races and the War, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why do you now refuse to protect your own highway into the Interior,
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=Howard Pyle, title=Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In a short time freebooting assumed all of the routine of a regular business. }}
  • The unauthorized rehosting of online media
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Engaged in piracy or plunder
  • * {{quote-book, year=1843, author=Ralph Waldo Emerson, title=The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In one respect, as I hinted above, it is only too good, so sure of success, I mean, that you are no longer secure of any respect to your property in our freebooting America. }}

    Verb

    (head)
  • piracy

    English

    Noun

  • (nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
  • How shoud the international community respond to Somali piracy ?
  • A similar violation of international law, such as hijacking of an aircraft.
  • The unauthorized duplication of goods protected by intellectual property law (e.g. copying software unlawfully).
  • The operation of an unlicensed radio or television station.
  • Synonyms

    * (breaking intellectual property law by making unauthorized copies) bootlegging, file sharing

    See also

    * pirate * pirate radio