counterfeiting

[ koun-ter-fit ]SEE DEFINITION OF counterfeiting

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The rebels thought he was counterfeiting blindness, but I believe it was real.

But these people do not know, and they are not counterfeiting.

He realized the probability of his own arrest for counterfeiting the King.

The two friends conceived the idea of counterfeiting a competition.

They were there long before them scalawags were counterfeiting inside that cave.

The inferno which he was so fond of counterfeiting, fairly yawned at his feet.

His resources he owed to his skill in counterfeiting bills on the Russian bank.

Frauds on the currency were not limited to counterfeiting the coinage.

Counterfeiting the kings or other great seals was an offence not unknown.

I have had some experience in counterfeiting cases, so I looked at it.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COUNTERFEITING

contraband

nounblack-market production
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