falsi crimen


fal·​si cri·​men
: the infamous crime of falsifying including in Roman law every crime committed by fraud and deceit, in modern civil law mainly forgery but also perjury and similar offenses, and in English and U.S. law also counterfeiting

called also crimen falsi

Word History


Late Latin, crime of falsifying

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“Falsi crimen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falsi%20crimen. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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