counterfeiting UK US /ˈkaʊntəˌfɪtɪŋ/ noun [U]
the activity of making illegal copies of things such as bank notes, DVDs, or official documents: »

allegations of counterfeiting and money laundering


the growing problem of counterfeiting and piracy

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Counterfeiting — Counterfeit Coun ter*feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterfeiting}.] 1. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person. [1913 Webster] Full well they laughed with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterfeiting Coin Act 1741 — The Counterfeiting Coin Act 1741 (15 Geo.2 c.28) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which made it high treason to counterfeit silver, copper or brass coins (counterfeiting brass or copper coins had previously only been a misdemeanor).… …   Wikipedia

  • Counterfeiting, copyists, and piracy — Copying another designer s work dates as far back as the Middle Ages, when styles created for the royals and other nobles were frequently reinterpreted by other designers, usually with less expensive materials. The feudal society of the Middle… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • counterfeiting — Synonyms and related words: coinage, coining, copying, emulation, fakery, following, forgery, hit off, imitation, impersonation, imposture, impression, mimesis, mintage, mirroring, onomatopoeia, parody, plagiarism, plagiary, repetition,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • counterfeiting — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. copying, simulation, duplication; see imitation 1 , pretending , reproduction 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Counterfeiting — ⇡ Markenpiraterie, ⇡ Produktpiraterie …   Lexikon der Economics

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