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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