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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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As a result of the follow-up carried out by the Office of Public Information at the Directorate General of General Security, a survey patrol in the South, on 29/05/2014 and under the supervision of the Public Prosecution for Appeal in Nabatieh, raided two apartments the first in the town of Dwair and the second in the town of Mayfadoun and confiscated a printing house for counterfiet currency and forged gold and silver coins.
India's share of the global fake luxury segment at $ 22 billion accounts for seven per cent of the global counterfiet market.
There are receipts "to Counterfiet mutton, Capon, and Pheasant" (I lb), "A counterfiet of pigg Lambe and KidcT (13), "Counterfiet Puffins and Pigions" (13b), "counterfeit venison" (16b), "counerfiet sturgeon" (29b), and "a greene to coulour meats" (29b-30).