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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forgery \For"ger*y\, n.; pl. Forgeries. [Cf. F. forgerie.] 1. The act of forging metal into shape. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Useless the forgery Of brazen shield and spear. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited. [1913 Webster] These are the forgeries of jealously. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The writings going under the name of Aristobulus were a forgery of the second century. --Waterland. Syn: Counterfeit; Forgery. Usage: Counterfeit is chiefly used of imitations of coin, or of paper money, or of securities depending upon pictorial devices and engraved designs for identity or assurance of genuineness. Forgery is more properly applied to making a false imitation of an instrument depending on signatures to show genuineness and validity. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]