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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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If this is correct, it is difficult to understand why all Muslims who follow this faith would not speak out against ISIS, Hamas, Al-Qaida and the other knockoffs that claim to follow the Muslim faith and yet who say, "If you don't convert to the Muslim Faith, we will kill you.
Definite Knockoff travelled really well at Killarney and, with Drumlister possibly going to be taken on up front, the vote with some confidence goes to the Sean Doyle-trained horse.
Among the defective knockoffs sold by the company was a helicopter part nicknamed the "Jesus nut" because of its crucial role in securing the main rotor to the aircraft, according to a statement filed in court by Defense Department special agent James McMaken.
For instance, knockoff tablets may not connect to Apple's iTunes and App Store.
If they're also making knockoffs on the side, they had no development expense, and they're not paying any overhead--you're paying all that.
Just think about cars using knockoff parts that are not up to safety standards, airplanes that crash because they were repaired with parts salvaged from another crash, or prescription medicines that don't treat the ailment they were designed for.
But none of this is likely to drive out knockoff vendors, said the store owners, street vendors, and police officers interviewed for this article.
A French-made Coca-Cola knockoff is being marketed to Muslims upset at U.
It fell to veteran James Thompson to be the older, experienced male, performing Canfield's role in Equinoxe, a pleasant enough Arpino knockoff about underwater creatures happily and sensuously cavorting in their element.
In China, widespread knockoff versions of Japanese motorcycles have been a major concern for Japanese motorcycle makers.
Part eBay knockoff, part interactive classifieds, this Argentine site offers everything from agricultural products to a video game called Malvinas 2032, not yet released, which touts itself as the "ultimate strategy game" and was going for US$6 (although no bids were in when we checked).
March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Bridal and Prom companies have scored a major victory in their legal battle against counterfeiters with a federal court order shutting down nearly 1,100 Chinese websites selling knockoff dresses and freezing bank accounts held by these sites.