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Meaning of FORGERY

Pronunciation:  'fowrjuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
  2. [n]  a copy that is represented as the original

FORGERY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: counterfeit, imitation
 See Also: copy, crime, fake, falsehood, falsification, law-breaking, postiche, sham



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

         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.

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