forgery
A sharp way of raising some of the problems of aesthetic theory is to ask why fakes and forgeries, however good, are typically valued much less highly than originals. The difference may seem to be a snobbish and insignificant by-product of the art market, or on the other hand a manifestation of the belief that a work done by a superior artist will, somewhere, have a significance greater than that of an inferior one, however similar it may currently seem to our eyes.

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  • Forgery — is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents (see false document), with the intent to deceive. The similar crime of fraud is the crime of deceiving another, including through the use of objects obtained… …   Wikipedia

  • forgery — forg·ery n pl er·ies 1: the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also: the crime of committing such an act 2: something that is forged Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • FORGERY — of documents is not, either in biblical or in talmudic law, a criminal offense: it may be an instrument for the perpetration of fraud and come within the general prohibition of fraudulent acts (Lev. 19:35; Deut. 25:13–16) or fraudulent words (Lev …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Forgery — For ger*y, n.; pl. {Forgeries}. [Cf. F. forgerie.] 1. The act of forging metal into shape. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Useless the forgery Of brazen shield and spear. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forgery — for‧ge‧ry [ˈfɔːdʒəri ǁ ˈfɔːr ] noun forgeries PLURALFORM 1. [countable] LAW a document, piece of money, or signature that has been copied illegally: • It turned out that the will was a forgery. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • forgery — (n.) 1570s, a thing made fraudulently, from FORGE (Cf. forge) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery). Meaning act of counterfeiting is 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • forgery — [n] counterfeiting; counterfeit item bogus*, carbon*, carbon copy, cheat, coining, copy, fabrication, fake, faking, falsification, fraudulence, imitating, imitation, imposition, imposture, lookalike, phony, pseudo, sham*, twin, workalike*;… …   New thesaurus

  • forgery — ► NOUN (pl. forgeries) 1) the action of forging a banknote, work of art, signature, etc. 2) a forged or copied item …   English terms dictionary

  • forgery — [fôr′jər ē] n. pl. forgeries 1. the act or legal offense of imitating or counterfeiting documents, signatures, works of art, etc. to deceive 2. anything forged 3. Archaic invention …   English World dictionary

  • forgery — /fawr jeuh ree, fohr /, n., pl. forgeries. 1. the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person s name to any such writing… …   Universalium

  • forgery — A criminal offense at common law and under statutes defining the term variously. 36 Am J2d Forg § 1. Essentially, the false making or material alteration, with intent to defraud, or, under some statutes, intent to injure. (Green v State (Fla) 76… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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