Definition of plagium in English:

plagium

noun

  • Civil Law. The crime of kidnapping (specifically of kidnapping children); an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin plagium kidnapping (2nd cent. a.d.), either from ancient Greek πλάγιος oblique, or from classical Latin plaga net, snare + -ium, neuter of -ius, suffix forming adjectives; compare classical Latin plagium netting of game (1st cent. a.d.).

Pronunciation

plagium

/ˈpleɪdʒɪəm/