falsi crimen

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

Definition of falsi crimen

: 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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History and Etymology for falsi crimen

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 14 Jun. 2021.

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