a plagiarist; one who plagiarizes the ideas, work, etc. of another...1889 rare
from post-classical Latin plagiator kidnapper, from plagiat- , past participial stem of plagiare to kidnap, from classical Latin plagium the crime of kidnapping + -or
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1889 - see EXAMPLE below
"... From the same Church father they learned that the real contents of the Sibylline books had consisted of narrations concerning Trojan events, of lives of the Trojan kings, &c., and also of prophecies concerning the fall of Troy and other coming events, and that the poet Homer in his works was a mere plagiator, who had found a copy of the books of the Sibylla, had recast and falsified it, and published it in his own name in the form of heroic poems concerning Troy..."
From: Teutonic Mythology
- Viktor Rydberg
Translated by Rasmus Bjorn Anderson