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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.]
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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]
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(ˈpleɪ dʒə ri, -dʒi ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
2. a plagiarist.
[1590–1600; < Latin plagiārius kidnapper <plagium kidnapping]
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 of printers: printers collectively.
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The journal should have an unflinching policy against plagiary on submission, and a protocol to deal with post-publication detection of plagiarism.
Here is the first stanza of a cento called "Original Poetry," attributed to "Sir Fretful Plagiary" (the name of the critic character in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1779 play The Critic) and published by Laman Blanchard in an 1842 satirical miscellany:
This doesn't stand for text that is tagged as plagiary by spamming and copy / pasting text from other sources and pretend as ours.
The want of this determinate and bounding form evidences the want of idea in the artist's mind, and the pretence of the plagiary in all its branches.
To be sure, appropriation is a touchstone of modernism, a strategy that suggests, among other issues, a belief that the plagiary of another work captures the aura of the earlier prototype, or that an inexactly quoted visual reference--a camp transformation--underscores the ironic distancing of the new presentation from the old dispensation.
Lautre-amont's plagiary, his radical merger of imitation and critique in the 186os, had been recently rediscovered and celebrated in avant-garde circles.
This issue also features "The Miraculous and Mucilaginous Paste Pot: Extra-Illustration and Plagiary in the Burroughs Legacy" by Davis Schneiderman.
"Hawthorne's 'Plagiary': Poe's Duplicity." Nineteenth-Century Fiction 25.3 (Dec.
Buck will soon convey the "cracked lookingglass" line to Haines, who will also fail to recognize the plagiary, and therefore will begin to hunger for more of Stephen's dictums:
First published in 1691 as The Plagiary Exposed, this work was used by publishers to respond to the republication of Cook's pamphlet in Ludlow's Letters, ah important text in the Commonwealth tradition.
"A Short Defense of Plagiary." Review of Contemporary Fiction 1, no.
MICHAEL HARRINGTON is a consultant in music copyright and intellectual property matters, a member of Leadership Music, on the boards of the Creators Freedom Project, Nashville Composers Association, Journal Of Popular Culture Association, Plagiary, Song Space, and several other organizations, and on the faculty of William Paterson University.