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The term pirate now refers to a much wider selection of traits, and while several groups of criminals branded as pirates do sail the Great Sea and search for treasure, other factions prefer to remain secretive, reserving piracy for the inner ranks of their organizations. Needless to say, most pirates are considered less clean than your average sailor.
Synonym terms for a pirate includes: freebooter, privateer, corsair, buccaneer, raider, sea king, etc.
Many pirates have the buccaneer class, although not all pirates are buccaneers.
Pirate organizationsThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
What follows is a list of pirate organizations within Azeroth.