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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.

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In Modi, the element of sadistic cruelty is his personality, and the sheer gall of his fakery. Unfortunately he happens to occupy the office responsible for more than a billion people they are all at his mercy.
It also found that few people shared fakery, but those who did were more likely to be over 65 and conservatives.
They produce stories about freeway pileups, tornadoes and bankruptcies that never stir a thought of fakery.
Several technologies have converged to make fakery easier, and they're readily accessible: smartphones let anyone capture video footage, and powerful computer graphics tools have become much cheaper.
Few are discriminating enough to be able to differentiate between what is real and what is fake, and fakery abounds particularly in the political niches of social media.
Members of the public are urged to be wary, and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. They seek to attract odium to the first family, and also do not mean well for our country.'
Aguirre's continued stay as Justice Secretary, she said, only showed that the administration's government's war on drugs was 'one-sided' and a 'complete fakery.'
Fakery has long infected public debate in democracies, especially during election campaigns, with effects hard to gauge.
"A dark cancerous force which threatens democracy by prioritising fakery on a massive scale" - Broadcaster Jon Snow, discussing Facebook.