pla·gia·rize /'plā-jə-ˌrīz/ vb -rized, -riz·ing [from plagiary plagiarist, from Latin plagiarius, literally, kidnapper, from plagium netting of game, kidnapping, from plaga net]
vt: to copy and pass off (the expression of ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's work) without crediting the source
the book contained plagiarized materialSmith v. Little, Brown & Co., 265 F. Supp. 451 (1965)
vi: to present as new and original an idea or work derived from an existing source
pla·gia·rism /-ˌri-zəm/ n
pla·gia·rist /-rist/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb adopt as one's own, apply to one's own uses, appropriate, avail oneself of, borrow dishonestly, copy from, counterfeit, duplicate, expropriate, fabricate, falsify, follow as a model, forge, imitate, infringe, misappropriate, paraphrase, pass off another's ideas as one's own, pass off another's writings as one's own, pirate, reduplicate, steal II index copy, fake, pirate (reproduce without authorization), steal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To copy someone else’s words or ideas and pass them off as one’s own.
plagiarism See also copyright

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • plagiarize — (v.) 1716, with IZE (Cf. ize) + plagiary plagiarist (1590s), from plagiarius one who kidnaps the child or slave of another, also a literary thief, from plagiare to kidnap (see PLAGIARISM (Cf. plagiarism)). Related: Plagiarized; plagiarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • plagiarize — (Amer.) pla·gi·a·rize || pleɪdÊ’É™raɪz v. copy another person s written work without giving the proper acknowledgement; copy patented or copyrighted materials without permission (also plagiarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plagiarize — (also plagiarise) ► VERB ▪ take (the work or idea of someone else) and pass it off as one s own. DERIVATIVES plagiarism noun plagiarist noun plagiarizer noun. ORIGIN from Latin plagiarius kidnapper , from Greek plagion a kidnapping …   English terms dictionary

  • plagiarize — [plā′jə rīz΄] vt., vi. plagiarized, plagiarizing [see PLAGIARY] to take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one s own plagiarizer n …   English World dictionary

  • plagiarize — UK [ˈpleɪdʒəraɪz] / US [ˈpleɪdʒəˌraɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms plagiarize : present tense I/you/we/they plagiarize he/she/it plagiarizes present participle plagiarizing past tense plagiarized past participle plagiarized to take… …   English dictionary

  • plagiarize — verb ( rized; rizing) Etymology: plagiary Date: 1716 transitive verb to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one s own ; use (another s production) without crediting the source intransitive verb to commit literary theft ; present …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plagiarize — plagiarizer, n. /play jeuh ruyz , jee euh ruyz /, v., plagiarized, plagiarizing. v.t. 1. to take and use by plagiarism. 2. to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another s work) by plagiarism. v.i. 3. to commit plagiarism. Also, esp. Brit …   Universalium

  • plagiarize — verb (transitive or intransitive) To use, and pass off as ones own, someone elses writing/speech …   Wiktionary

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