Forgery meaning

fôr'jə-rē
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.
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The act of forging metal into shape.

The forgery of horseshoes.

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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.

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The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
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Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
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The act or legal offense of imitating or counterfeiting documents, signatures, works of art, etc. to deceive.
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Anything forged.
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Invention.
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The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; 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.

The forgery of a bond.

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That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.
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(archaic) An invention, creation.
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Origin of forgery

  • Recorded since recorded 1574; from the verb to forge, from Middle English, via Anglo-Norman forger from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, fabricate", itself from fabrica 'workshop; construction', from faber 'workman, smith'
    From Wiktionary