Definition of Plagiary

1. v. i. To commit plagiarism.



2. n. A manstealer; a kidnaper.

3. a. Kidnaping.

Definition of Plagiary

1. Noun. (archaic) A plagiarist. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A kidnapper. ¹

3. Noun. The crime of literary theft; plagiarism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plagiary

1. the act of passing off another's work as one's own [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plagiary

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plagiarises
plagiarising
plagiarism
plagiarisms
plagiarist
plagiaristic
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plagiarization
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plagiary (current term)
plagihedral
plagio-
plagiocephalic
plagiocephalies
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plagioclase
plagioclases
plagioclasic
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plagioclimax
plagionite
plagiosere

Literary usage of Plagiary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1858)
"Milton on plagiary: or, a Detection of the Forgeries contained in Lander's Essay, &c. The second Edition, corrected and Operations. Lond. 1817, 8vo. ..."

2. The Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1825)
"THE plagiary "WARNED." A VINDICATION or THE DRAMA, THE STAGE, ... plagiary. A Thief in Literature; one who steals the thoughts or writings of another. ..."

3. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"A plagiary IS one, that has an inclination to wit and knowledge, but being not born nor bred to it takes evil courses, and will rather steal and pilfer, ..."

4. English Actors from Shakespeare to Macready by Henry Barton Baker (1879)
"... Godwin—His Transformations—Imitations at Carlton House— As the Spanish Embassador—Visit to America—Embarrassments— As Sir Fretful plagiary—Coleridge's ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1858)
"Milton on plagiary: or, a Detection of the Forgeries contained in Lander's Essay, &c. The second Edition, corrected and Operations. Lond. 1817, 8vo. ..."

6. The Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1825)
"THE plagiary "WARNED." A VINDICATION or THE DRAMA, THE STAGE, ... plagiary. A Thief in Literature; one who steals the thoughts or writings of another. ..."

7. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"A plagiary IS one, that has an inclination to wit and knowledge, but being not born nor bred to it takes evil courses, and will rather steal and pilfer, ..."

8. English Actors from Shakespeare to Macready by Henry Barton Baker (1879)
"... Godwin—His Transformations—Imitations at Carlton House— As the Spanish Embassador—Visit to America—Embarrassments— As Sir Fretful plagiary—Coleridge's ..."

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