Coun´ter`feit   Pronunciation: koun´t?r-f?t
1.Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.
2.Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin.
3.Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
n.1.That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
Thou drawest a counterfeit
Best in all Athens.
- Shak.
2.That which is made in imitation of something, with a view to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank note was a counterfeit.
Never call a true piece of gold a counterfeit.
- Shak.
3.One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.
I fear thou art another counterfeit;
And yet, in faith, thou bear'st thee like a king.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.
2.To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
v. i.1.To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
2.To make counterfeits.
Noun1.counterfeit - a copy that is represented as the original
Synonyms: forgery, imitation
Verb1.counterfeit - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
Synonyms: fake, forge
Adj.1.counterfeit - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
Synonyms: imitative
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

TO COUNTERFEIT, criminal law. To make something false, in the semblance of that which is true; it always implies a fraudulent intent. Vide Vin. Ab. h.t. Forgery.

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