Hari was subsequently exposed as a plagiarist and liar, and his prize was vacated.
Even Shakespeare is as much a plagiarist or as wise an artist, call it which you will, as the meanest of his fellows.
Yet, neither the one nor the other, as far as we know, was a plagiarist.
It may be that many a successful author has been a plagiarist, but no author ever succeeded because of his plagiary.
The strawberry is no more a plagiarist than the smilax, nor the grape than the nettle.
Your note about the resemblance of her verses to mine gave me great joy, though it only proved me a plagiarist.
To this I reply that I borrow facts from every accessible source, and am not a plagiarist.
Satie is hardly a plagiarist, though the value of his revolution is doubtful.
He who borrows only from heterogeneous works is not a plagiarist.
A third wrote in a sort of moral distress, asking, as in confidence, if Gray was really a plagiarist.
1620s, from -ism + plagiary (n.) "plagiarist, literary thief" (1590s), from Latin plagiarius "kidnapper, seducer, plunderer, one who kidnaps the child or slave of another," used by Martial in the sense of "literary thief," from plagiare "to kidnap," plagium "kidnapping," from plaga "snare, hunting net," perhaps from PIE *plag- (on notion of "something extended"), from root *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta).
Literary theft. Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote.
Note: Similar theft in music or other arts is also called plagiarism.