falsi crimen

noun fal·si cri·men \¦fȯlˌsēˈkrēmən, -sīˈkrīm-, -ˌmen\

Definition of falsi crimen

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of falsi crimen

Late Latin, crime of falsifying


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