How Do You Spell PRIVATEER?

Pronunciation: [pɹˌa͡ɪvətˈi͡ə] (IPA)

The word "privateer" is spelled as /ˈpraɪvətɪər/, with the stress on the second syllable. It is a noun that refers to a privately owned ship that is authorized by a government to capture enemy ships during a time of war. The word is derived from the French word "prière," meaning "one who is authorized to do something." The spelling of the word can be a bit tricky with the combination of vowels in the middle, but understanding the IPA phonetic transcription can help in accurately pronouncing and spelling the word.

PRIVATEER Meaning and Definition

  1. A privateer is an individual or a privately-owned ship that is granted permission by a government during times of war to carry out acts of piracy against enemy vessels. Privateering was prevalent during the 17th to 19th centuries when European powers were engaged in warfare, particularly naval conflicts. These privateers, acting under "letters of marque" issued by their respective governments, were authorized to capture or plunder enemy ships, goods, or property.

    Unlike traditional pirates, privateers were considered legal and were often seen as an extension of a nation's naval forces. They operated under specific rules of engagement and were entitled to a portion of the spoils they seized. The primary goal of privateering was to disrupt enemy trade routes, weaken the opposing navy, and provide additional firepower to the host nation in exchange for financial gain.

    Privateering was a key strategy employed by nations to compensate for their limited naval resources, as privateers could multiply their naval strength significantly. However, this practice often blurred the lines between legality and piracy, as some privateers would commit acts of excessive violence or target neutral vessels, causing international disputes and debates around maritime law.

    Over time, the rise of international conventions such as the Declaration of Paris in 1856, which outlawed privateering, and the development of stronger naval forces rendered privateering obsolete and illegal. Nevertheless, privateering has left a lasting imprint on the history of naval warfare and piracy, demonstrating how nations sought creative means to gain an advantage in times of conflict.

  2. • In time of war, an armed ship belonging to a private person or persons, sailing with a licence from government to attack and plunder the ships of the enemy.
    • To cruise or sail in a privateer.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Common Misspellings for PRIVATEER

  • privatr
  • primater
  • privatley
  • privatet
  • privatae
  • privatcey
  • privatee
  • privated
  • privatge
  • privatte
  • privatle
  • privatre
  • privatesy
  • privatey
  • privater
  • privatel
  • orivateer
  • lrivateer
  • -rivateer
  • 0rivateer
  • peivateer
  • pdivateer
  • pfivateer
  • ptivateer
  • p5ivateer
  • p4ivateer
  • pruvateer
  • prjvateer
  • prkvateer
  • provateer
  • pr9vateer
  • pr8vateer
  • pricateer
  • pribateer
  • prigateer
  • prifateer
  • privzteer
  • privsteer
  • privwteer
  • privqteer
  • privareer
  • privafeer
  • privageer
  • privayeer
  • priva6eer
  • priva5eer
  • privatwer
  • privatser
  • privatder
  • privatrer
  • privat4er
  • privat3er
  • privatewr
  • privatesr
  • privatedr
  • privaterr
  • private4r
  • private3r
  • privateee
  • privateed
  • privateef
  • privateet
  • privatee5
  • privatee4
  • oprivateer
  • porivateer
  • lprivateer
  • plrivateer
  • -privateer
  • p-rivateer
  • 0privateer
  • p0rivateer
  • perivateer
  • preivateer
  • pdrivateer
  • prdivateer
  • pfrivateer
  • prfivateer
  • ptrivateer
  • prtivateer
  • p5rivateer
  • pr5ivateer
  • p4rivateer
  • pr4ivateer
  • pruivateer
  • priuvateer
  • prjivateer
  • prijvateer
  • prkivateer
  • prikvateer
  • proivateer
  • priovateer
  • pr9ivateer
  • pri9vateer
  • pr8ivateer
  • pri8vateer
  • pricvateer
  • privcateer
  • pribvateer
  • privbateer
  • prigvateer
  • privgateer
  • prifvateer
  • privfateer
  • privzateer
  • privazteer
  • privsateer
  • privasteer
  • privwateer
  • privawteer
  • privqateer
  • privaqteer
  • privarteer
  • privatreer
  • privafteer
  • privatfeer
  • privagteer
  • privatgeer
  • privayteer
  • privatyeer
  • priva6teer
  • privat6eer
  • priva5teer
  • privat5eer
  • privatweer
  • privatewer
  • privatseer
  • privateser
  • privatdeer
  • privateder
  • privaterer
  • privat4eer
  • private4er
  • privat3eer
  • private3er
  • privateewr
  • privateesr
  • privateedr
  • privateerr
  • privatee4r
  • privatee3r
  • privateeer
  • privateere
  • privateerd
  • privateefr
  • privateerf
  • privateetr
  • privateert
  • privatee5r
  • privateer5
  • privateer4
  • pivateer
  • prvateer
  • priateer
  • privteer
  • privaeer
  • rpivateer
  • pirvateer
  • prviateer
  • priavteer
  • privtaeer
  • privaeter
  • privatere
  • pprivateer
  • prrivateer
  • priivateer
  • privvateer
  • privaateer
  • privatteer
  • xrivateer
  • trivateer
  • rrivateer
  • qrivateer
  • p2ivateer
  • pbivateer
  • pzivateer
  • pvivateer
  • ppivateer
  • psivateer
  • pryvateer
  • pravateer
  • prmvateer
  • prhvateer
  • pri6ateer
  • prirateer
  • pritateer
  • priwateer
  • priviteer
  • priveteer
  • privcteer
  • priva4eer
  • privadeer
  • privapeer
  • privaveer
  • privaueer
  • privatuer
  • privatmer
  • privataer
  • privatger
  • privateur
  • privatemr
  • privatear
  • privategr
  • privatee2
  • privateeb
  • privateez
  • privateev
  • privateep
  • privatees
  • pr ivateer
  • pri vateer
  • priv ateer
  • priva teer
  • privat eer
  • private er
  • privatee r
  • privitees
  • privtees
  • Rivateed
  • priveaterr

Etymology of PRIVATEER

The word "privateer" comes from the combination of the words "private" and "-eer". "Private" is derived from the Latin word "privatus", which means "belonging to oneself, not for public use or possession". In the context of privateering, it refers to individuals or ships that were privately owned and operated rather than being part of a nation's official naval forces.

The suffix "-eer" has a French origin and is used to denote a person involved in a particular activity or profession. This suffix was commonly used in English to create nouns for individuals who are engaged in certain roles or occupations. Thus, by combining "private" with "-eer", the word "privateer" was formed to describe someone who privately financed and operated a vessel for engaging in authorized acts of piracy during wartime, usually with the permission of a government.

Similar spelling words for PRIVATEER


Conjugate verb Privateer


I would privateer
you would privateer
he/she/it would privateer
we would privateer
they would privateer


I would be privateering
you would be privateering
he/she/it would be privateering
we would be privateering
they would be privateering


I would have privateer
you would have privateer
he/she/it would have privateer
we would have privateer
they would have privateer


I would have been privateering
you would have been privateering
he/she/it would have been privateering
we would have been privateering
they would have been privateering


I will privateer
you will privateer
he/she/it will privateer
we will privateer
they will privateer


I will be privateering
you will be privateering
he/she/it will be privateering
we will be privateering
they will be privateering


I will have privateered
you will have privateered
he/she/it will have privateered
we will have privateered
they will have privateered


I will have been privateering
you will have been privateering
he/she/it will have been privateering
we will have been privateering
they will have been privateering


you privateer
we let´s privateer


to privateer


I privateered
you privateered
he/she/it privateered
we privateered
they privateered


I was privateering
you were privateering
he/she/it was privateering
we were privateering
they were privateering




I had privateered
you had privateered
he/she/it had privateered
we had privateered
they had privateered


I had been privateering
you had been privateering
he/she/it had been privateering
we had been privateering
they had been privateering


I privateer
you privateer
he/she/it privateers
we privateer
they privateer


I am privateering
you are privateering
he/she/it is privateering
we are privateering
they are privateering




I have privateered
you have privateered
he/she/it has privateered
we have privateered
they have privateered


I have been privateering
you have been privateering
he/she/it has been privateering
we have been privateering
they have been privateering


Add the infographic to your website: