Definition of Forgery

1. Noun. A copy that is represented as the original.

Exact synonyms: Counterfeit
Generic synonyms: Imitation
Derivative terms: Counterfeit, Forge

2. Noun. Criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud.

Definition of Forgery

1. n. The act of forging metal into shape.

Definition of Forgery

1. Noun. The act of forging metal into shape. ¹

2. Noun. The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; especially 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. ¹

3. Noun. That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) An invention, creation ¹

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Definition of Forgery

1. the act of forging [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forgery

forge ahead
forge over
forged ahead
forgery (current term)
forges ahead
forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swamp
forget it
forget me drug
forget oneself
forgetful person

Literary usage of Forgery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"forgery. The falsely making or materially altering, with intent to defraud, ... The essence of forgery consists in making an instrument appear to be that ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"If we accept the definition usually given by canonists, forgery (Lat. ... forgery is truly a falsehood and a fraud, but it is something more. ..."

3. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"forgery by the common law seemeth to be an offence in falsely and fraudulently making or altering any matter of record; or any other authentic matter of a ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"Section 55 of the Criminal Code provides that any person who shall be arraigned for the crime of forgery shall be entitled to peremptory challenges not ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"forgery. § 102. Common-law Offence. In all the United States, this offence is punishable by statute; but it is conceived that these statutes do not take ..."

6. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"If this deed were held to be a forgery, then any instrument con- taming a false ... There is no modern case to shew that a deed like this is a forgery. ..."

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