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forgerynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈfɔː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈfɔːr.dʒɚ.i/
C2 an ​illegalcopy of a ​document, ​painting, etc. or the ​crime of making such ​illegalcopies: These ​banknotes are forgeries. He ​increased his ​income by forgery.

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(Definition of forgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forgerynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfɔr·dʒə·ri, ˈfoʊr-/
an ​illegalcopy of a ​document, ​painting, etc., or the ​crime of making such ​copies: [C] These twenty-dollar ​bills are forgeries. [U] He was ​convicted of forgery.
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forgerynoun

uk   us   /ˈfɔːdʒəri/ LAW
[C] (plural forgeries) a ​copy of a ​document, ​signature, painting, etc. that has been made ​illegally in ​order to ​deceive someone: As ​recommended, he called the ​bank to ​confirm that the ​bankers' ​draft was not a forgery.
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[U] the ​crime of ​illegallycopying something in ​order to ​deceive someone: He is facing ​charges of ​grandtheft by ​embezzlement and forgery.
(Definition of forgery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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