Legal Definition and Related Resources of Forge

Meaning of Forge

To counterfeit or falsify by imitation , or to fabricate a written instrument with the intention of substituting the false for the genuine or of deceiving or defrauding the public or any member thereof.

Forge Alternative Definition

An establishment, or mechanical contrivance, by which iron is made, or manufactured from the ore. 1 Stock. Ch. (N. J.) 296. To forge means, properly speaking, no more than to make or form, but in our law it is always taken in an evil sense. 2 East’s P. C. 852, c. 19, § 1. The French fauxer or fauser, however, which is a term employed by Britton, always radically imported a false making, and may have been the origin of the English word, instead of forger, to fashion. To forge and to counterfeit are constantly used both in ancient and modern law, as synonymous terms. Britt. c. 4. The former, however, is usually applied to writing or written instruments, the latter to other subjects of imitation, especially money. See “Forgery,” In Criminal Law. To make or fabricate a thing in imitation of another, with a view to deceive and defraud; to make falsely; to counterfeit.

Synonyms of Forge

(Counterfeit), verb

  • commit forgery
  • copy fraudulently
  • fake
  • falsify
  • feign
  • imitate
  • imitate falsely
  • imitate fraudulently
  • issue counterfeit money
  • make a spurious copy of
  • produce counterfeit money
  • reproduce fraudulently
  • simulate

(Produce), verb

  • actualize
  • bring into being
  • bring into existence
  • build
  • cause
  • compose
  • concoct
  • construct
  • contrive
  • create
  • develop
  • devise
  • efform
  • evolve
  • fabricate
  • fashion
  • form
  • formulate
  • frame
  • hammer out
  • invent
  • make
  • manufacture
  • model
  • mold
  • originate
  • put together
  • shape

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