Finally, a former dealer in lottery-tickets, himself a counterfeiter by his own admission, and a jail-bird.
Some thought he was a counterfeiter in disguise, and others called him a conjurer.
The arrival of the counterfeiter enabled us to make up a full cotillon without the musicians.
What do you think was the counterfeiter's excuse for running away?
And the people in the village thought he was a counterfeiter—that he made bad money?
The counterfeiter, like other copyists, reproduces as accurately as possible the final result.
Larry la Roche had been a counterfeiter and was a consummate penman.
In 1750 a counterfeiter of that time was sentenced to death.
He turned out to be a counterfeiter of coin and currency, and suffered the punishment that all counterfeiters deserve.
He was able to abstract the paper from the office, and a counterfeiter in the community forged the formula and signatures.
late 13c., from Old French contrefait "imitated" (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire "imitate," from contre- "against" (see contra-) + faire "to make, to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant "setting in opposition or contrast." Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.