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[pley-juh-ree, -jee-uh-ree] /ˈpleɪ dʒə ri, -dʒi ə ri/
noun, plural plagiaries.
a plagiarist.
Origin of plagiary
1590-1600; < Latin plagiārius kidnapper, equivalent to plagi(um) kidnapping (akin to plaga snare) + -ārius -ary Unabridged
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  • For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted plagiary.
British Dictionary definitions for plagiary


noun (pl) -ries
(archaic) a person who plagiarizes or a piece of plagiarism
Word Origin
C16: from Latin plagiārus plunderer, from plagium kidnapping; related to plaga snare
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