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Use for valued objects or documents that are made or altered with intent to deceive; may range in falsehood from counterfeiting of whole works to altering of signatures or other deliberate misrepresentations. Distinguished from "copies (derivative objects)" by the intention of deception. OCA

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copies (derivative objects)

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Equivalent Terms used

forgery (derivative object)


12yrs ago

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