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 for plagiarism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plagiarism \Pla"gia*rism\ (pl[=a]"j[.a]*r[i^]z'm or
     pl[=a]"j[i^]*[.a]*r[i^]z'm; 277), n. [Cf. F. plagiarisme.]
     1. The act or practice of plagiarizing.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is plagiarized; a work which has been
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else
           and is presented as being your own work
      2: the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as
         if they were your own [syn: plagiarism, plagiarization,
         plagiarisation, piracy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "plagiarism":
     adoption, appropriation, assumption, autoplagiarism,
     borrowed plumes, borrowing, copying, counterfeiting, cribbing,
     derivation, deriving, doubling, duplication, echo, emulation,
     fakery, following, forgery, hit-off, imitation, impersonation,
     imposture, impression, infringement, infringement of copyright,
     infringing, lifting, literary piracy, mimesis, mirroring, mocking,
     onomatopoeia, parody, pasticcio, pastiche, piracy, pirating,
     plagiarizing, plagiary, purloining, quotation, reappearance,
     rebirth, recurrence, redoubling, reduplication, reecho,
     regurgitation, reincarnation, renewal, reoccurrence, repetition,
     reproduction, resumption, return, simulation, stealing, takeoff,
     taking, theft, thievery, usurpation

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PLAGIARISM. The act of appropriating the ideas and language of another, and 
  passing them for one's own. 
       2. When this amounts to piracy the party who has been guilty of it will 
  be enjoined, when the original author has a copyright. Vide Copyright; 
  Piracy; Quotation; Pard. Dr. Com. n. 169. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PLAGIARISM, n.  A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable
  priority and an honorable subsequence.

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