Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Falsification (Page: 540)

Fal`si*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. falsification.]

1. The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not.

To counterfeit the living image of king in his person exceedeth all falsifications. Bacon.

2. Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.

Extreme necessity . . . forced him upon this bold and violent falsification of the doctrine of the alliance. Bp. Warburton.

3. (Equity) The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong. Story.