Forgery

Definition of Forgery

For´ger`y
n.1.The act of forging metal into shape.
Useless the forgery
Of brazen shield and spear.
- Milton.
2.The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp., the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another; the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond.
3.That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited.
These are the forgeries of jealously.
- Shak.
The writings going under the name of Aristobulus were a forgery of the second century.
- Waterland.

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