counterfeiter


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coun·ter·feit

 (koun′tər-fĭt′)
v. coun·ter·feit·ed, coun·ter·feit·ing, coun·ter·feits
v.tr.
1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud: counterfeits money.
2. To make a pretense of; feign: counterfeited interest in the story.
v.intr.
1. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
2. To make fraudulent copies of something valuable.
adj.
1. Made in imitation of what is genuine with the intent to defraud: a counterfeit dollar bill.
2. Simulated; feigned: "'You don't understand,' Morrison said with counterfeit patience" (Stephen King).
n.
A fraudulent imitation or facsimile.

[Middle English countrefeten, from contrefet, made in imitation, from Old French contrefait, past participle of contrefaire, to counterfeit : contre-, counter- + faire, to make (from Latin facere; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).]

coun′ter·feit′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterfeiter - someone who makes copies illegally
coiner - a maker of counterfeit coins
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
paperhanger - someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

counterfeiter

noun
One who makes a fraudulent copy of something:
Translations

counterfeiter

[ˈkaʊntərfɪtər] n [document, goods] → faussaire mf; [money] → faux-monnayeur m

counterfeiter

[ˈkaʊntəˌfɪtəʳ] ncontraffattore/trice
References in classic literature ?
He was caught between fire and water; he made a superhuman effort, the effort of a counterfeiter of money who is on the point of being boiled, and who seeks to escape.
This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime--there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters," "confidence men," petty thieves and pickpockets, gamblers and procurers, brawlers, beggars, tramps and drunkards; they were black and white, old and young, Americans and natives of every nation under the sun.
There's the counterfeiters,” returned the magistrate, “as they were caught in the act, I think it likely that they’ll be indicted, in which case it’s probable they’ll be tried.
The imitation of OVDs, contrary to general design and specifically to design-based features (such as micro-texts and guilloches), required further steps by the counterfeiter to produce counterfeits that were similar to the genuine object (hot foil application, silver ink etc.
The suspected counterfeiter is another Syrian national aged 41.
com)-- Convicted coupon counterfeiter Beau Wattigney a/k/a "Purple Lotus" has been sentenced to 41 months imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release, ordered to pay $74,855 in restitution and two special assessments of $100 each.
The bottom line, Bruna says, is this: If one product has a seal and one doesn't, which product will a counterfeiter choose to copy?
Since technology has empowered the counterfeiter with low cost but high quality imaging, printing and distribution capabilities, technology must also provide consumers, brand owners, manufacturers, and law enforcement officials with the tools needed to fight the threat of counterfeiters.
A CONMAN who asked a shopworker if she thought his homeprinted banknote looked fake has been dubbed the world's worst counterfeiter.
Both Sally and Herzog are ambitious and competitive, so that Herzog has some respect for Sally's skill, originally telling him, "It is a great honor to arrest the world's best counterfeiter if that is any consolation.
His encounters there with counterfeiter criminal William Chaloner provide a riveting, unusual aspect of Newton perfect for any general lending library
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