Counterfeit Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Counterfeit.

Counterfeit (adjective/noun/verb)

  1. (Adjective) Describing an item or document made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intent to deceive or defraud, such as money or other legal tender, and presented as genuine; falsely made or produced.

  2. (Noun) An imitation designed to deceive; a copy that is represented as the original.

  3. (Verb) The act of making or producing a fraudulent imitation of something, typically money or documents, with the intention of deception or fraud.

Example: "Selling counterfeit goods is a punishable offense under the law."