(1) Criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
(2) A copy that is represented as the original
Recorded since recorded 1574; from the verb to forge, from , via Anglo-French forger from forgier, from fabricari "to frame, construct, fabricate", itself from fabrica 'workshop; construction', from faber 'workman, smith'
- 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.
- An invention, creation