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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forgery

plural forgeries

  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 in a sentence

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



1583

First Known Use of forgery

1583


FORGERY Defined for Kids

forgery

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noun forg·ery \ˈfȯr-jə-rē\

Definition of forgery for Students

plural forgeries

  1. 1 :  the crime of falsely making or changing a written paper or signing someone else's name

  2. 2 :  something that is falsely made or copied <This signature is a forgery.>




Law Dictionary

forgery

noun forg·ery

Legal Definition of forgery

plural forgeries

  1. 1 :  the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also :  the crime of committing such an act

  2. 2 :  something that is forged





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