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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: , past participle of contrefaire 'to copy', from contre- ( COUNTER-) + faire 'to make'

counterfeit

1 adjective
     
coun‧ter‧feit1
SCC made to look exactly like something else, in order to deceive people [= fake]
counterfeit currency/money etc
counterfeit £10 notes
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