plagium


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plagium

the crime in Scotland of stealing a child.

PLAGIUM. Man stealing, kidnapping. This offence is the crimen plagii of the Romans. Alis. Pr. Cr. Law, 280, 281.

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Quoting Wikipedia, it is interesting that the word plagiarism is derived from the Latin word plagiarius, which means kidnapper, related to plagium which means "to steal" or kidnap.
El termino plagio tiene su origen en el termino latino plagium que significa "copiar en lo sustancial obras ajenas, dandolas como propias".
Tout ceci evidemment dans le cas ou l'esclave fugitif aurait trouve refuge chez un autre marre et ou il y aurait donc crime de plagium (8).
The article includes a short essay by Bruno Migliorini which traces the etymology of the word, from the Greek plagion, 'subterfuge' (the adjective plagios means 'oblique'), via the Latin plagium (and later the verb plagiare and the noun plagiarius) with the sense of 'stealing people (especially slaves), kidnapping'.