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.
A counterfeiter may claim that the offered products are inventory liquidations, manufacturer's overruns, or products diverted from other countries.
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.
His encounters there with counterfeiter criminal William Chaloner provide a riveting, unusual aspect of Newton perfect for any general lending library
The counterfeiter will sell it on within the criminal community for up to 70p.
The pragmatic Salomon, an expert counterfeiter, argues that you do what you must do, while communist agitator Burger (August Diehl) counters with the undeniable truth that by helping the Nazis, they are prolonging the war and enabling further suffering.
A counterfeiter can make as much money selling fake handbags as someone selling cocaine, Kris Buckner, president of Investigative Consultants, told the U.
Should you acquire fake money from somewhere other than a store or bank, Marr urges consumers to refrain from stopping the perpetrator; not to handle the money excessively; and, if possible, get a description of the counterfeiter and his or her vehicle.
The counterfeiter purchases the product legally or illegally.