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plagiary

[ pley-juh-ree, -jee-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpleɪ dʒə ri, -dʒi ə ri /
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noun, plural pla·gia·ries.

a plagiarist.

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Origin of plagiary

1590–1600; <Latin plagiārius kidnapper, equivalent to plagi(um) kidnapping (akin to plaga snare) + -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for plagiary

plagiary
/ (ˈpleɪdʒərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

archaic a person who plagiarizes or a piece of plagiarism

Word Origin for plagiary

C16: from Latin plagiārus plunderer, from plagium kidnapping; related to plaga snare
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