The act of forging, fabricating, or producingfalsely; especially the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another, the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud.
Recorded since recorded 1574; from the verb to forge, from Middle English, via Anglo-Normanforger from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, fabricate", itself from fabrica 'workshop; construction', from faber 'workman, smith'
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There is absolutely no motive for a forgery in the contents of the epistle.
The letter of Macarius, therefore, if a forgery, must be a very early one.'
1457) showed the Donation of Constantine to be a forgery, denied that Dionysius the Areopagite wrote the works ascribed to him, and refuted the commonly accepted notion that each of the apostles had contributed a sentence to the Apostles' Creed.
2 Leo of Vercelli, the emperor Otto III.'s chancellor, protested that the Constitutum was a forgery, but without effect.
But two corollaries follow from our present investigation of his extant writings; the first, that it was the long continuance of the Peripatetic school which gradually caused the publication, and in some cases the forgery, of the separate writings; and the second, that his Peripatetic successors arranged and edited some of Aristotle's writings, and gradually arrived by the time of Andronicus, the eleventh from Aristotle, at an order of the whole body of writings forming the system.