Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To forge; to counterfeit.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To fabricate evidence is to arrange or manufacture circumstances or indicia, after the fact committed, with the purpose of using them as evidence, and of deceitfully making them appear as if acoi-dental or undesigned; to devise falsely or contrive by artifice with the intention to deceive. Such evidence may be wholly forged and artificial or it may consist in se warping and distorting real facts as to create an erro-ncous impression in the minds of those who observe them and then presenting such impression as true and genuine.
    —Fabricated evidence. Evidence manufactured or arranged after the fact, and either wholly false or else warped and discolored by artifice and contrivance with a deceitful intent. See supra.
    —Fabricated fact. In the law of evidence. A fact existing only in statement, without any foundation in truth. An acfual or genuine fact to which a false appearance has been designedly given; a physical object placed in a false connection, with another, or with a person on whom it is designed to cast suspicion.