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forgery

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈfɔː.dʒər.i/ us    /ˈfɔːr.dʒɚ.i/
C2 an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc. or the crime of making such illegal copies: These banknotes are forgeries. He increased his income by forgery.
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