- The definition of forgery is the act of making a false signature, a copy of a painting or of other document.
- An example of forgery is faking your mother's signature on a note explaining your absence from school.
- An example of forgery is a copied version of a Picasso that someone tries to pretend is real.
forgery definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. forgeries
- the act or legal offense of imitating or counterfeiting documents, signatures, works of art, etc. to deceive
- anything forged
- Archaic invention
forgery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun pl. for·ger·ies
- The act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit.
- Something counterfeit, forged, or fraudulent.
forgery - Business Definition
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Altering or counterfeiting an instrument with the intent to defraud.
forgery - Legal Definition
A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object.