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(Fal"si*fi*ca`tor) n. [Cf. F. falsificateur.] A falsifier. Bp. Morton.
(Fal"si*fi`er) n. One who falsifies, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; a liar.
(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,Shak.
By so much shall I falsify men's hope.
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 baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow. Butler.
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.
8. To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.
(Fal"si*fy), v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth.
It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify.
(Fals"ism) n. That which is evidently false; an assertion or statement the falsity of which is plainly
apparent; opposed to truism.
(Fal"si*ty) n.;pl. Falsities [L. falsitas: cf. F. fausseté, OF. also, falsité. See False, a.]
1. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth.
Probability does not make any alteration, either in the truth or falsity of things.South.
2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.
Men often swallow falsities for truths.Sir T. Brown.
Syn. Falsehood; lie; deceit. Falsity, Falsehood, Lie. Falsity denotes the state or quality of being
false. A falsehood is a false declaration designedly made. A lie is a gross, unblushing falsehood. The
falsity of a person's assertion may be proved by the evidence of others and thus the charge of falsehood
be fastened upon him.
(Fal"ter) v. t. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.