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Meaning of PLAGIARY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pla"gia*ry\, v. i.
    To commit plagiarism.
    
    
  2. \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.]
    
    2. One who purloins another's expressions or ideas, and
       offers them as his own; a plagiarist. --Dryden.
    
    3. Plagiarism; literary thief. --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Pla"gia*ry\, a.
    1. Kidnaping. [Obs.] --E. Browne.
    
    2. Practicing plagiarism. --Bp. Hall.
    
    
 

 

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