forgery

  • 1 Forgery — is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents (see false document), with the intent to deceive. The similar crime of fraud is the crime of deceiving another, including through the use of objects obtained… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 forgery — forg·ery n pl er·ies 1: the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also: the crime of committing such an act 2: something that is forged Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 FORGERY — of documents is not, either in biblical or in talmudic law, a criminal offense: it may be an instrument for the perpetration of fraud and come within the general prohibition of fraudulent acts (Lev. 19:35; Deut. 25:13–16) or fraudulent words (Lev …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 4 Forgery — For ger*y, n.; pl. {Forgeries}. [Cf. F. forgerie.] 1. The act of forging metal into shape. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Useless the forgery Of brazen shield and spear. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 forgery — for‧ge‧ry [ˈfɔːdʒəri ǁ ˈfɔːr ] noun forgeries PLURALFORM 1. [countable] LAW a document, piece of money, or signature that has been copied illegally: • It turned out that the will was a forgery. 2 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 forgery — (n.) 1570s, a thing made fraudulently, from FORGE (Cf. forge) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery). Meaning act of counterfeiting is 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 forgery — [n] counterfeiting; counterfeit item bogus*, carbon*, carbon copy, cheat, coining, copy, fabrication, fake, faking, falsification, fraudulence, imitating, imitation, imposition, imposture, lookalike, phony, pseudo, sham*, twin, workalike*;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 forgery — ► NOUN (pl. forgeries) 1) the action of forging a banknote, work of art, signature, etc. 2) a forged or copied item …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 forgery — [fôr′jər ē] n. pl. forgeries 1. the act or legal offense of imitating or counterfeiting documents, signatures, works of art, etc. to deceive 2. anything forged 3. Archaic invention …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 forgery — /fawr jeuh ree, fohr /, n., pl. forgeries. 1. the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person s name to any such writing… …

    Universalium

  • 11 forgery — A criminal offense at common law and under statutes defining the term variously. 36 Am J2d Forg § 1. Essentially, the false making or material alteration, with intent to defraud, or, under some statutes, intent to injure. (Green v State (Fla) 76… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12 forgery — n. 1) to commit forgery 2) a clever; crude; skillful forgery * * * [ fɔːdʒ(ə)rɪ] crude skillful forgery a clever to commit forgery …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 forgery — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)ʤəri[/t]] forgeries 1) N UNCOUNT Forgery is the crime of forging money, documents, or paintings. He was found guilty of forgery. 2) N COUNT You can refer to a forged document, banknote, or painting as a forgery. The letter was a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 forgery — noun 1) guilty of forgery Syn: counterfeiting, falsification, faking, copying, pirating 2) the painting was a forgery Syn: fake, counterfeit, fraud, sham, imitation, replica, copy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 forgery — UK [ˈfɔː(r)dʒərɪ] / US [ˈfɔrdʒərɪ] noun Word forms forgery : singular forgery plural forgeries 1) [uncountable] the crime of making copies of valuable documents or works of art in order to make money by selling them 2) [countable] a document,… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 forgery — noun /ˈfɔː.dʒər.ɪ,ˈfɔːr.dʒər.ɪ/ a) The act of forging metal into shape. b) 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 forgery — for|ge|ry [ˈfo:dʒəri US ˈfo:r ] n plural forgeries 1.) a document, painting, or piece of paper money that has been copied illegally = ↑fake ▪ The painting was a very clever forgery. 2.) [U] the crime of copying official documents, money etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 forgery —    Making counterfeits fraudulent copies of something valuable. Or, a counterfeit. Because fraud is involved, forgery is not to be confused with appropriation …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 19 forgery — noun 1 (C) a document, painting, or piece of paper money that has been forged: The painting was actually a very clever forgery. 2 (U) the crime of forging official documents, money etc …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 forgery — The legal offence of making a false instrument in order that it may be accepted as genuine, thereby causing harm to others. Under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act (1981), an instrument may be a document or any device (e.g. magnetic tape) on… …

    Accounting dictionary