Definition of forgery in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːdʒ(ə)ri

noun (plural forgeries)

[mass noun]
  • 1The action of forging a copy or imitation of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art: he was found guilty of forgery
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    • 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.
    counterfeiting, fraudulent copying, fraudulent imitation; falsification, faking, fabrication
    archaic coining
  • 1.1 [count noun] A forged document, signature, banknote, or work of art: the notes must be forgeries
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    • 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.
    fake, counterfeit, sham, fraud, imitation, dummy, mock-up, reproduction, replica, copy, print, lookalike, likeness
    informal phoney, pirate, bootleg, knock-off, rip-off, dupe

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