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privateering Search catalogue 294933417
The capture of merchant shipping by armed vessels owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission, especially along the shores of the Mediterranean in the 16th to 18th century, when corsairs operated from the so-called Barbary States in North Africa.
10.05.01 CRIMES AND CRIMINALITY
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