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

    The crime of fraud, defrauding by concealment or falsifying; forgery.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Fraudulent subornation or concealment, with design to darken or hide the truth, and make things appear otherwise than they are. It is committed
    (1) by words, as when a witness swears falsely;
    (2) by writing, as when a person antedates a contract;
    (3) by deed, as selling by false weights and measures. Wharton. See Crimen Falsi.