forgery


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

forgery

A counterfeit signature or instrument.A forged deed is void and gives no rights, even to innocent purchasers for value. If title insurance was purchased by an owner, however, that owner may make a claim for compensation,or the title insurance company may take steps to buy out any competing claims.

References in periodicals archive ?
Sarkozy says the document is a forgery, and was backed by the former Libyan intelligence chief Moussa Koussa whose signature was on it.
Meanwhile, Nawal Al-Hamoud has stressed the importance of the combating of counterfeiting and forgery as they represent a big problem that is facing the Arab and the African states.
Bibars called for a more effective role by the Arab media to enhance the Arab citizens' awareness of dangers caused by forgery, as well as negative effects of such illegal activities on the economies as well as public health.
Bin Khatem pointed out that the Public Prosecution did not level charges against the holder of the original authentic document, given that he was not involved in the forgery crime.
In Malaysia, 225 Pakistani are in jails in offence of drug trafficking , theft, murder and forgery.
The passport forgery has facilitated the operations of trans-national criminals," Songsak said.
Art forgery was still unknown, since 'our concept of art and the artistic was unknown'--there were collectors only of relics or precious objects--nonetheless crucially, it was during this time that the ethics of truthfulness, and the concept of lying as a sin, emerged.
The section on modern techniques for forgery detection is also very interesting and Fiechter does an commendable job in laying out Thomas Hoving's criteria for determining if a piece is genuine.
The statue started to be suspected as a possible forgery when a torso, similar in style to that of the Getty kouros, was seen in Switzerland in the hands of a rival dealer.
In an operation that is believed to have pulled the plug on one of the most elaborate visa rackets in the emirate, Abu Dhabi Police arrested two Asian men for the sale of travel documents obtained through forgery to their compatriots back home.
According to its piracy and forgery rate, Macedonia is behind Slovenia and Croatia, is on the same level with Bulgaria and is better ranked than Serbia.
I have two forgery reports, one made by Colonel Abdulla Al Sadeh, and one made at the request at the Public Prosecution by the CID.