Recorded since recorded 1574; from the verb to forge, from Middle English, via Anglo-Norman forger from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, fabricate", itself from fabrica 'workshop; construction', from faber 'workman, smith'
forgery (plural forgeries)
- The act of forging metal into shape.
- The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; especially 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.
- That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.
- (archaic) An invention, creation.
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