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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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forgeryfor‧ge‧ry /ˈfɔːdʒəri $ ˈfɔːr-/ noun (plural forgeries)  1 [countable]SCCCOPY a document, painting, or piece of paper money that has been copied illegally syn fake The painting was a very clever forgery.2 [uncountable]SCC the crime of copying official documents, money etc
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forgeryAn art dealer insisted that the portrait is a forgery.Further investigation showed that the so-called "Hitler Diaries" were a forgery.A deputy prime minister, Yulia Timoshenko, is facing criminal charges for tax fraud, smuggling and forgery.Three paintings now thought to be forgeries are included in the showMany Zapotec pottery vessels, however, have long been suspected of being forgeries.The painting, believed to be by Renoir, turned out to be a very clever forgery.Special marks on the paper are intended to deter forgery.Each forgery had to be faultless, and each took time.But they were such damned good forgeries, Tom knew.Those arrested Wednesday face criminal charges of forgery and falsifying business records, both of which carry possible jail sentences.Richards acknowledged that some forgery techniques are virtually impossible to detect.The forgery scare had blown over, actually.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforgeryfor‧ge‧ry /ˈfɔːdʒəriˈfɔːr-/ noun (plural forgeries)1[countable]LAW a document, piece of money, or SIGNATURE that has been copied illegallyIt turned out that the will was a forgery.2[uncountable]LAW the crime of copying official documents, money, or someone’s signature etcThe 55 year old businessman was charged with embezzlement, forgery and misappropriation of client funds.The State Attorney General is seeking to stop a rising tide of forgeries in the $1.5 billion-a-year industry of autographed sports memorabilia.
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