Plagiary meaning

plājə-rē
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(archaic) One who plagiarizes.
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(archaic) A plagiarist.

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The crime of literary theft; plagiarism.

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Origin of plagiary

  • Latin plagiārius kidnapper, plagiarist from plagium kidnapping from plaga net plāk-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin plagiārius (“kidnapper, plagiarist"), from plagium (“kidnapping"), probably from plaga (“a net, snare, trap").

    From Wiktionary