counterfeit
coun·ter·feit 1 /'kau̇n-tər-ˌfit/ adj [Middle French contrefait, past participle of contrefaire to imitate, draw, paint, from contre - counter- + faire to make]: made in imitation of a genuine article (as a document) without authorization and esp. with intent to deceive or defraud
counterfeit 2 vt: to make an imitation of without authorization and esp. with intent to deceive or defraud
whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeit s any deedU.S. Code
coun·ter·feit·er n
counterfeit 3 n: something counterfeit
all counterfeit s of any coins or obligationsU.S. Code compare forgery

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

counterfeit
I noun act of copying, bogus, copy, criminal imitation, deception, ersatz, fabrication, fake, false copy, false duplication, false representation, false reproduction, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, falsus, forged copy, forgery, fradulent copy, fraudulent imitation, imitation, plagiarism, plagiary, pretense, simulation, unauthorized copy associated concepts: counterfeit bill, counterfeited written instrument II index assume (simulate), assumed (feigned), bogus, copy, deception, deceptive, disguise (noun), disguise (verb), dishonest, disingenuous, dupe, erroneous, fabricate (make up), fake, false (not genuine), falsification, feign, fictitious, forgery, hoax, illusory, imitation, imposture, invent (falsify), lie (falsify), mendacious, meretricious, mislead, mock (imitate), palter, pirate (reproduce without authorization), plagiarize, pose (impersonate), pretend, prevaricate, profess (pretend), replacement, sham, simulate, specious, spurious, subterfuge, synthetic, untrue

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


counterfeit
adj.
Fake; forged; copied with the intention of passing off as authentic.
v.
counterfeit

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


counterfeit
To fraudulently make money, a document, art, or other item which is forged or created to look real, and intended to pass for real.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


counterfeit
v. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


counterfeit
To falsify, deceive, or defraud. A copy or imitation of something that is intended to be taken as authentic and genuine in order to deceive another.

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


counterfeit
To falsify, deceive, or defraud. A copy or imitation of something that is intended to be taken as authentic and genuine in order to deceive another.

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

counterfeit
   1) adj. describing a document, particularly money, which is forged or created to look real and intended to pass for real.
   2) v. to criminally forge or print a false copy of money, bonds, or other valuable documents, intending to profit from the falsity.
   3) n. shorthand for phoney money passed for real.
   See also: forgery, utter

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • counterfeit — [kount′ər fit΄] adj. [ME countrefete < OFr contrefait, pp. of contrefaire, to make in opposition, imitate < contre , counter + faire < L facere, to make, DO1] 1. made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged… …   English World dictionary

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