Examples from the Web for plagiarism
In the piece, Gladwell asked, “Should a charge of plagiarism ruin your life?”
CNN presenter Fareed Zakaria has been hit by another wave of plagiarism accusations.Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?|Lloyd Grove|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In November 2013, Driscoll was accused of plagiarism by radio talk show host Janet Mefferd.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dorothy Parker once noted that “the only ‘ism’ Hollywood cares about is plagiarism.”
To help make a case, the suit attempts to establish both opportunity and a pattern of plagiarism on the part of the band.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road|Keith Phipps|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this were further twisted into an accusation of plagiarism from the actual theatre, I think it could be rebutted at once.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
Thanks; but that, even with your permission, would be a plagiarism, and robbing you of his applause.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
No one can believe that Shakspeare would have been guilty of such a gross plagiarism.
During his minority Punch made and sustained many an open charge of plagiarism.The History of "Punch"|M. H. Spielmann
There is no question of plagiarism here; a debt to Virgil is like a debt to Nature.The Victorian Age in Literature|G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for plagiarism
Word Origin and History for plagiarism
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).
Culture definitions for plagiarism
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.