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Today's word is:

plagiarism

|ˈplājəˌrizəm|

noun

  • The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Latin plagiarius 'kidnapper' (from plagium 'a kidnapping,' from Greek plagion) + -ism .