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A Proclamation Against the Maintenaunce of Pirates (1569) (Queen Elizabeth I) ("And for [the pirates'] better defence to escape apprehension, do colourably pretende that they be licenced to serve on the seas, and are not to be accompted culpable as pirates.
13) Their reasoning was again couched in strictly legal terms, yet once more, the judges were willing to make a number of observations of a colourably 'political' character.