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forgery

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noun forg·ery \ˈfȯrj-rē, ˈfȯr-jə-\

Simple Definition of forgery

  • : the crime of falsely making or copying a document in order to deceive people

  • : something that is falsely made or copied in order to deceive people : something that is forged

Full Definition of forgery

plural forg·er·ies

  1. 1 archaic :  invention

  2. 2 :  something forged

  3. 3 :  an act of forging; especially :  the crime of falsely and fraudulently making or altering a document (as a check)

Examples of forgery

  1. <that is a cheap forgery, not an authentic Ming Dynasty vase>



1583

First Known Use of forgery

1583



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