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forgery

Syllabification: for·ger·y
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrjərē
 
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Definition of forgery in English:

noun (plural forgeries)

1The action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
Example sentences
  • The basis of this action was forgery, fraud and perjury on the part of IAC.
  • The application to strike out was based on the admitted acts of forgery by Nigel of documents later produced on disclosure in the proceedings.
  • When women are convicted it is more likely to be for offences involving theft and handling stolen goods, fraud, and forgery.
Synonyms
counterfeiting, falsification, faking, copying, pirating
1.1A forged or copied document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
Example sentences
  • As part of the new searches, immigration officers will pore over documents, looking for forgeries of British and other national passports.
  • Which suggests that, to Pein's mind, it is actually impossible to prove that the documents are forgeries.
  • U.N. officials determined the documents were forgeries before the war.
Synonyms
fake, counterfeit, fraud, sham, imitation, replica, copy, pirate copy
informal phony

Words that rhyme with forgery

soldierydrudgery

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