Fal"si*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Falsified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Falsifying.] [L. falsus false + -ly: cf. F. falsifier. See False, a.]

1.

To make false; to represent falsely.

The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as they list, to please or displease any man. Spenser.

2.

To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.

3.

To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.

By how much better than my word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hope. Shak.

Jews and Pagans united all their endeavors, under Julian the apostate, to baffie and falsify the prediction. Addison.

4.

To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word.

Sir P. Sidney.

5.

To baffie or escape; as, to falsify a blow.

Bulter.

6. Law

To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.

Blackstone.

7. Equity

To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong.

Story. Daniell.

8.

To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.

 

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Fal"si*fy, v. i.

To tell lies; to violate the truth.

It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify.

South.

 

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