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n. pl. pla·gia·ries
1. Plagiarism.
2. Archaic One who plagiarizes.

[Latin plagiārius, kidnapper, plagiarist, from plagium, kidnapping, from plaga, net; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ries
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) archaic a person who plagiarizes or a piece of plagiarism
[C16: from Latin plagiārus plunderer, from plagium kidnapping; related to plaga snare]


(ˈpleɪ dʒə ri, -dʒi ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
2. a plagiarist.
[1590–1600; < Latin plagiārius kidnapper <plagium kidnapping]


 of printers: printers collectively.
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of poetry: Circumstantial Poems, Plagiaries and Versifications.
Talk no more then of Correggio, or Rembrandt, or any other of those plagiaries of Venice or Flanders.
Gerard Langbaine's Momus Triumphans: or, The Plagiaries of the English Stage (1687), an early consumer manual of sorts, offers further evidence that disingenuous marketing occurred regularly in the late seventeenth century.
Length Delta 150 rank A Butler 1 1217 1 Satyr upon Plagiaries 2 1401 1 Satyr upon the Weakness and Misery of Man 3 1528 1 Satyr upon the Licentious Age of King Charles the 2d 4 1720 1 Upon a Hypocritical Nonconformist B Cotton 5 1959 1 Burlesque.