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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plagiarize, plagiarise, liftverb

    take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property


  1. Plagiarise

    Plagiarism is the fraudulent representation of another person's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work. Although precise definitions vary, depending on the institution, such representations are generally considered to violate academic integrity and journalistic ethics as well as social norms of learning, teaching, research, fairness, respect, and responsibility in many cultures. It is subject to sanctions such as penalties, suspension, expulsion from school or work, substantial fines, and even imprisonment.Plagiarism is typically not in itself a crime, but like counterfeiting, fraud can be punished in a court for prejudices caused by copyright infringement, violation of moral rights, or torts. In academia and in industry, it is a serious ethical offense. Plagiarism and copyright infringement overlap to a considerable extent, but they are not equivalent concepts, and many types of plagiarism do not constitute copyright infringement, which is defined by copyright law and may be adjudicated on by courts. Not all countries hold the same beliefs about personal ownership of language or ideas. Although some, such as India and Poland, consider plagiarism to be a crime liable for imprisonment, in other countries the reiteration of another professional's work can be a sign of respect or flattery. Students who move to the United States and other Western countries from countries where plagiarism is not frowned upon may find the transition difficult.


  1. plagiarise

    Plagiarise is the act of using, copying or imitating someone else's work, words, ideas, or expressions without giving appropriate credit or without their permission, presenting it as one's own. This includes not just written pieces but also art, music, design, and other creative material. Plagiarism is considered fraudulent and unethical.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plagiarise

    plā′ji-ar-īz, v.t. to steal from the writings or ideas of another.—ns. Plā′giarism, the act or practice of plagiarising; Plā′giarist, one who plagiarises; Plā′giary, one who steals the thoughts or writings of others and gives them out as his own: the crime of plagiarism.—adj. practising literary theft. [Fr. plagiaire—L. plagiarius, a kidnapper—plaga, a net.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plagiarise in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plagiarise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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