Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Plagiary'
- Plagiary \Pla"gia*ry\, a.
- Kidnaping. [Obs.] --E. Browne.
- Practicing plagiarism. --Bp. Hall.
- Plagiary \Pla"gia*ry\, v. i.
To commit plagiarism.
- Plagiary \Pla"gia*ry\, n.; pl. Plagiaries. [L. plagiarius a
kidnaper, a literary thief, fr. plagium kidnaping; cf. plaga
a net, perh. akin to E. plait: cf. F. plagiaire.]
- A manstealer; a kidnaper. [Obs.]
- One who purloins another's expressions or ideas, and offers them as his own; a plagiarist. --Dryden.
- Plagiarism; literary thief. --Milton.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Plagiary'
Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as "the wrongful appropriation, close imitation, or purloining and publication, of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions, and the representation of them as one's own original work."
The 18th century new morals have been institutionalized and enforced prominently in the sectors of academia and journalism, where plagiarism is now considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics, subject to sanctions like expulsion and othere severe career damages. Not so in the arts, which have resisted in their long-established tradition of copying as a fundamental practice of the creative process, with plagiarism being still hugely tolerated by 21st century artists.
Plagiarism is not a crime but is disapproved more on the grounds of moral offence. It may be a case for civil law if it is sufficiently substantial to constitute copyright infringement.[See more about Plagiary at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]