Plagiaries
Plagiary Pla"gia*ry, n.; pl. {Plagiaries}. [L. plagiarius a kidnaper, a literary thief, fr. plagium kidnaping; cf. plaga a net, perh. akin to E. plait: cf. F. plagiaire.] 1. A manstealer; a kidnaper. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. One who purloins another's expressions or ideas, and offers them as his own; a plagiarist. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Plagiarism; literary theft. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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