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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Plagiary — Pla gia*ry, v. i. To commit plagiarism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • plagiary — [plā′jərē, plā′jē ərē] n. pl. plagiaries [L plagiarius, kidnapper, literary thief < plagium, kidnapping < plaga, hunting net, snare < IE * plāg , to spread out: see PELAGIC] 1. archaic var. of PLAGIARIST 2. PLAGIARISM …   English World dictionary

  • plagiary — ˈplājēˌerē, jər , ri noun ( es) Etymology: Latin plagiarius kidnapper, plagiarist, from plagium hunting net (from plaga net) + arius ary more at plagal 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • plagiary — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Latin plagiarius, literally, kidnapper, from plagium netting of game, kidnapping, from plaga net, trap Date: 1601 1. archaic one that plagiarizes 2. plagiarism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plagiary — /play jeuh ree, jee euh ree/, n., pl. plagiaries. 1. plagiarism. 2. a plagiarist. [1590 1600; < L plagiarius kidnapper, equiv. to plagi(um) kidnapping (akin to plaga snare) + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • plagiary — pleɪdÊ’É™rɪ n. use of another person s written work without acknowledging the source; unauthorized use of patented or copyrighted materials …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plagiary — pla·gia·ry …   English syllables

  • plagiary — pla•gia•ry [[t]ˈpleɪ dʒə ri, dʒi ə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) lit. plagiarism 2) lit. a plagiarist • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L plagiārius kidnapper < plagium kidnapping …   From formal English to slang

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