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    Forgery is defined as counterfeiting or altering a document like a deed, a will, or a check, or knowingly using a forged document. Forgery can be a felony or a misdemeanor.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    Another definition of forgery is the act of claiming one's own writing to be that of another.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Falsely making or materially altering what would otherwise be an apparently genuine document, with an intent to defraud others who rely on the genuineness of the document.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)