counterfeiter

Definitions

  • Counterfeit Book-backs on Study Door
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n counterfeiter someone who makes copies illegally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
    • Counterfeiter One who assumes a false appearance or semblance; one who makes false pretenses. "Counterfeiters of devotion."
    • Counterfeiter One who counterfeits; one who copies or imitates; especially, one who copies or forges bank notes or coin; a forger. "The coin which was corrupted by counterfeiters ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
    • n counterfeiter One who counterfeits; one who copies or imitates; specifically, one who illegally makes copies of current bank-notes or coin.
    • n counterfeiter One who assumes a false appearance, or who makes false pretenses: as, “counterfeiters of devotion,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit
    • n Counterfeiter one who counterfeits
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Quotations

  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.”
  • Hosea Ballou
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    “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”
  • Honore De Balzac
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    “You may imitate, but never counterfeit.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. contrefet, from contrefaire, to imitate—L. contra, against, facĕre, to do.

Usage

In literature:

Often there is a counterfeit seal.
"Three Frenchmen in Bengal" by S.C. Hill
This Bridge is a notorious confederate and harborer of horse-thieves and counterfeiters.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
I am prepared to execute a counterfeit of the prisoner's thumb-print in the presence of the Court.
"The Red Thumb Mark" by R. Austin Freeman
The counterfeit Emperor was in front of you and the real one behind.
"The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I had a counterfeit character to support.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
It is shocking indeed to be fastened speechless upon a rack, and to be charged by uncomprehending souls with counterfeiting emotion.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
Your clothes are parallels to these, all counterfeits.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Thieves, counterfeiters, all these you find among us.
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
You amateur counterfeiters have got to understand just one thing.
"The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces" by John Kendrick Bangs
The whole six were counterfeit.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
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In poetry:

Those Yankees--ah! they never shun
A chance to make a dime,
And counterfeit the very sun
In keeping "Standard Time."
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
Sorrow is real; but the counterfeit
Which folly brings to it,
We need thy wit and wisdom to resist,
O rarest Optimist!
"To Oliver Wendell Holmes" by John Greenleaf Whittier
On the morrow's morn, in the thick, gray weather
They sat on the reeling deck together,
Lover and counterfeit,
Of hapless Marguerite.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"No church of God hast thou denied;
Thou hast but spurned in scorn aside
A bare and hollow counterfeit,
Profaning the pure name of it!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"The cursed saloon has departed,
And well we are rid of the plague;
But I'm weary of furniture polish
With the counterfeit label of Haig.
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin
While above them the fierce cannonade of the sky
Blazed and burst from the vapors that muffled the sun,
Their "counterfeit clamors" gave forth no reply;
And slept till the battle, the charge in each gun.
"The Battle Rainbow" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Seize Counterfeit Perfume, Cologne .
Three Michigan men are facing felony charges after troopers seized counterfeit perfume and cologne bottles during a traffic stop in Lorain County on Monday.
COLUMBUS — Police have seized thousands of dollars in counterfeit money from Columbus businesses since November, and authorities are urging consumers and employees to remain.
SiliconExpert Webinar on Counterfeit Electronic Component Detection & Avoidance.
Without comprehensive security measures, pharmaceuticals are susceptible to counterfeit, diversion, dilution, tampering and deliberate contamination ultimately compromising patient safety.
(AP) — A convicted counterfeiter facing a prison sentence asked a Portland judge to also sentence him to the term awaiting a co-defendant he loves.
The counterfeiters even pre-loaded some apps for users.
They say those airbags may be counterfeit, and may not inflate in a crash.
Photo District Attorney Greg Edwards discussed counterfeit cash.
Police want everyone to be aware of counterfeit money, especially around this time of year.
"The US wasn't really interested in fighting counterfeiting before as it was seen as free enterprise, but that changed when they realized that money to finance terrorism came from counterfeit ," said Cassegrain.
Police arrest one in counterfeit cases.
Police say counterfeit currency is passing through one local community.
Do you believe Liberty Dollar products are counterfeit .
If you are selling counterfeit or pirated products this holiday season, beware.
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In science:

If w has exactly three neighbors ui−1 , ui , ui+1 on P , we call it a counterfeit of ui (as ui and w have, apart from each other, the same neighbors on P ).
Quasirandom Rumor Spreading
Denote by C (ui ) the set of counterfeits of ui .
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Without loss of generality, we may choose P in such a way that for all i < (cid:96), ui is informed not later than any if its counterfeits.
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Now each vertex w not lying on P can contribute at most 2 to the above expression (if it has three neighbors on P , then it is also a counterfeit).
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Given enough time, a skilled digital counterfeiter can add or remove persons or objects from a scene, alter the words a person speaks and the actions they perform, and in the end produce a realistic looking video that bears no resemblance to the truth.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
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