forgery
forg·ery n pl -er·ies
1: the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also: the crime of committing such an act
2: something that is forged

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

forgery
I noun copy, counterfeit, counterfeiting, deception, fake, false fabrication, falsification, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulent document, imitation, imposition, imposture, misrepresentation, sham, subiectio associated concepts: alteration of instruments, false entry, forged check, forged instrument, fraud II index artifice, copy, counterfeit, deceit, deception, fake, false pretense, falsification, imposture, plagiarism, pretense (pretext), sham, subterfuge

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


forgery
n.
The copying of a document, signature, work of art, or bank note with the intention of deceiving someone into thinking it is genuine.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


forgery
an offence in English law of making a false instrument so that it may be accepted as genuine: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981. Where a signature on a bill of exchange has been forged or placed on the bill without the authority of the person whose signature it purports to be, such signature is wholly inoperative, so that no right to retain the bill or to give a discharge therefor or to enforce payment against any party to the bill can be acquired through or under the signature unless the party against whom it is sought to retain or enforce payment is precluded from setting up the forgery or want of authority as a defence.
In the criminal law of Scotland, it is not in itself a crime. See uttering.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


forgery
A false document, signature, or other imitation of an object of value used with the intention to deceive another into believing it is the real thing. Those who commit forgery are commonly charged with the crime of fraud.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


forgery
n. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


forgery
The creation of a false written document or alteration of a genuine one, with the intent to defraud.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


forgery
The creation of a false written document or alteration of a genuine one, with the intent to defraud.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

forgery
n.
   1) the crime of creating a false document, altering a document, or writing a false signature for the illegal benefit of the person making the forgery. This includes improperly filling in a blank document, like an automobile purchase contract, over a buyer's signature, with the terms different from those agreed. It does not include such innocent representation as a staff member autographing photos of politicians or movie stars. While similar to forgery, counterfeiting refers to the creation of phoney money, stock certificates or bonds which are negotiable for cash.
   2) a document or signature falsely created or altered.
   See also: counterfeit, forger, fraud

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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