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for·ger·y

 (fôr′jə-rē)
n. pl. for·ger·ies
1. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
2. Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.

forgery

(ˈfɔːdʒərɪ)
n, pl -geries
1. the act of reproducing something for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose
2. something forged, such as a work of art or an antique
3. (Law) criminal law
a. the false making or altering of any document, such as a cheque or character reference (and including a postage stamp), or any tape or disc on which information is stored, intending that anyone shall accept it as genuine and so act to his or another's prejudice
b. something forged
4. (Law) criminal law the counterfeiting of a seal or die with intention to defraud

for•ger•y

(ˈfɔr dʒə ri, ˈfoʊr-)

n., pl. -ger•ies.
1. the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected.
2. a writing so made or altered, as a false document or signature.
3. any spurious work that is claimed to be genuine, as a painting or coin; counterfeit.
4. an act of producing something forged.
5. Archaic. invention; artifice.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forgery - a copy that is represented as the originalforgery - a copy that is represented as the original
imitation - something copied or derived from an original
2.forgery - criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
falsehood, falsification - the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"

forgery

noun
2. fake, imitation, sham, counterfeit, falsification, phoney or phony (informal) The letter was a forgery.

forgery

noun
A fraudulent imitation:
Translations
تَزْوِيرتَزْوير، تَزْييفتَزييف، تَزْوير
padělánípadělekpodvrh
falskneriforfalskning
väärennösväärentäminentaonta
krivotvorenje
hamisításhamisítvány
falsaîur hluturfölsun
偽造
위조
falšovanie
ponaredekponarejanje
förfalskning
การปลอมแปลง
sahtesahtekârlıktaklit
tội làm giả

forgery

[ˈfɔːdʒərɪ] N (= act, thing) → falsificación f
it's a forgeryes falso

forgery

[ˈfɔːrdʒəri] n
(= crime) → contrefaçon f
(= thing) → faux m

forgery

n
(= act)Fälschen nt; art/cheque (Brit) or check (US) forgeryKunst-/Scheckfälschung f; to be prosecuted for forgerywegen Fälschung angeklagt sein
(= thing)Fälschung f; the signature was a forgerydie Unterschrift war gefälscht

forgery

[ˈfɔːdʒərɪ] n (activity) → falsificazione f, contraffazione f; (thing) → falso

forge2

(foːdʒ) verb
to copy (eg a letter or a signature) and pretend that it is genuine, usually for illegal purposes. He forged my signature.
ˈforgeryplural ˈforgeries noun
1. (the crime of) copying pictures, documents, signatures etc and pretending they are genuine. He was sent to prison for forgery.
2. a picture, document etc copied for this reason. The painting was a forgery.

forgery

تَزْوِير padělání falskneri Fälschung πλαστογραφία falsificación väärennös contrefaçon krivotvorenje contraffazione 偽造 위조 vervalsing forfalskning fałszerstwo falsificação подделка förfalskning การปลอมแปลง sahte tội làm giả 伪造
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They were mostly of a felonious character; comprising the pen with which a celebrated forgery had been committed, a distinguished razor or two, some locks of hair, and several manuscript confessions written under condemnation - upon which Mr.
Some were undone by lawsuits; others spent all they had in drinking, whoring, and gaming; others fled for treason; many for murder, theft, poisoning, robbery, perjury, forgery, coining false money, for committing rapes, or sodomy; for flying from their colours, or deserting to the enemy; and most of them had broken prison; none of these durst return to their native countries, for fear of being hanged, or of starving in a jail; and therefore they were under the necessity of seeking a livelihood in other places.
A great musician may conceive the sublimest music and commit a forgery.
I gave in the cheque myself, and said I had every reason to believe it was a forgery.
Listen; this is his description: `Benedetto, condemned, at the age of sixteen, for five years to the galleys for forgery.
Griswold was not above forgery (in Poe's letters) when it suited his purpose, but would have too little to gain by such an effort in this instance.
I did so, and found my other neighbor to be a young fellow in much the same position as myself, whose crime had been forgery.
It is a clumsy forgery by somebody who knew nothing of the real hiding-place.
Put the pearl in the safe, Watson," said he, "and get out the papers of the Conk-Singleton forgery case.
At so much a week, they had engaged the services of a young man (pers onally known to Benjamin), who was employed in a laboratory under a professor of chemistry, and who had distinguished himself by his skillful manipulation of paper in a recent case of forgery on a well-known London firm.
The information being promptly carried to Snawley that Squeers was in custody--he was not told for what--that worthy, first extorting a promise that he should be kept harmless, declared the whole tale concerning Smike to be a fiction and forgery, and implicated Ralph Nickleby to the fullest extent.
The moral side of his action need not be seriously weighed, as Chatterton never reached the age of responsibility and if he had lived would soon have passed from forgery to genuine work.