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forgery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forgery  \For"ger*y\,  n.;  pl  {Forgeries}.  [Cf.  F.  forgerie.] 
  1.  The  act  of  forging  metal  into  shape.  [Obs.] 
 
  Useless  the  forgery  Of  brazen  shield  and  spear. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  forging,  fabricating,  or  producing  falsely; 
  esp.,  the  crime  of  fraudulently  making  or  altering  a 
  writing  or  signature  purporting  to  be  made  by  another;  the 
  false  making  or  material  alteration  of  or  addition  to  a 
  written  instrument  for  the  purpose  of  deceit  and  fraud; 
  as  the  forgery  of  a  bond.  --Bouvier. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  forged,  fabricated,  falsely  devised,  or 
  counterfeited. 
 
  These  are  the  forgeries  of  jealously.  --Shak. 
 
  The  writings  going  under  the  name  of  Aristobulus 
  were  a  forgery  of  the  second  century.  --Waterland. 
 
  Syn:  {Counterfeit};  {Forgery}. 
 
  Usage:  Counterfeit  is  chiefly  used  of  imitations  of  coin,  or 
  of  paper  money,  or  of  securities  depending  upon 
  pictorial  devices  and  engraved  designs  for  identity  or 
  assurance  of  genuineness.  Forgery  is  more  properly 
  applied  to  making  a  false  imitation  of  an  instrument 
  depending  on  signatures  to  show  genuineness  and 
  validity.  --Abbott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forgery 
  n  1:  a  copy  that  is  presented  as  the  original  [syn:  {imitation}, 
  {counterfeit}] 
  2:  criminal  falsification  by  making  or  altering  an  instrument 
  with  intent  to  defraud 




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