Piratical Pi*rat"ic*al, a. [L. piraticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. piratique.] Of or pertaining to a pirate; acquired by, or practicing, piracy; as, a piratical undertaking. ``Piratical printers.'' --Pope. -- {Pi*rat"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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