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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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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).
"We have seized other consignments of counterfiet goods including Bafana Bafana shirts but not of this magnitude.