Translation of piracy in Spanish:

piracy

Pronunciation: /ˈpaɪrəsi/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (at sea, in air) piratería (feminine) air piracy piratería aérea
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    • Recent examples of Somalian piracy includes raids on ships carrying supplies for the UN World Food Programme.
    • Koizumi told reporters that many incidents of piracy have occurred despite shipping companies' own efforts to protect themselves.
    • She couldn't possibly wear it often, and much less know about ships and piracy.
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    • The topic was the arming of airline pilots as a defense against air piracy and terrorism.
    • Nevertheless, Mr. Critton's act of air piracy is very much the context of the crimes for which he is to be sentenced.
    • On May 17, a West German court convicted Mohammad Ali Hamadei of murder and air piracy and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
    1.2 (of copyrighted material) piratería (feminine)
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    • Preston also sought the hack printers who actually produced the piracies.
    • Willetts therefore argued that, far from destroying an industry, his piracies had no significant effect at all on existing publishers' sales.
    • Newton learned to exploit the commercial press by secretly publishing his works and disowning them as piracies.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.