He was soon to be King. He was a thief looking for revenge. A story in which a Prince falls for a thief being held hostage in his prison. king kɪŋ/ noun 1. the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth. All rights reserved. plagiarism is illegal if it infringes an author's intellectual property rights, including copyright or trademark. For example, the owner of a copyright can sue a plagiarizer in federal court for copyright violation.