counterfeiter

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Larry la Roche had been a counterfeiter and was a consummate penman.

Water-marked paper has, so far, escaped the counterfeiter's arts.

Some thought he was a counterfeiter in disguise, and others called him a conjurer.

What do you think was the counterfeiter's excuse for running away?

The counterfeiter, like other copyists, reproduces as accurately as possible the final result.

In 1750 a counterfeiter of that time was sentenced to death.

"I want the one who is a—counterfeiter," I answered, with some hesitation.

But he stole our raft, and he is a counterfeiter, and there's a reward offered for him.

Things have changed for the counterfeiter, too, and they are not for the best from his point of view.

The counterfeiter had escaped, he said, and he had wounded him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French contrefait "imitated" (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire "imitate," from contre- "against" (see contra-) + faire "to make, to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant "setting in opposition or contrast." Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.

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