Fairfield University defines plagiarism as:
Appropriating information, ideas, or the language of other people or writers and submitting it as one's own to satisfy the requirements of a course - commonly known as plagiarism. Plagiarism constitutes theft and deceit. Assignments (compositions, term papers, computer programs, etc.) acquired either in part or in whole from commercial sources, publications, students, or other sources and submitted as one's own original work will be considered plagiarism.
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Fairfield University. “Honor Code.” Academic Resources. Accessed 6 Jun. 2016. https://www.fairfield.edu/academics/academicresources/honorcode/