Meaning of plagium in English:

plagium

Pronunciation /ˈpleɪdʒɪəm/

noun

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

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin plagium kidnapping (2nd century 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 century a.d.).