Definition of forgery in English:

forgery

Syllabification: for·ger·y
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrjərē
 
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noun (plural forgeries)

  • 1The action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
    More 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.
    More 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

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