Falsificator to Fan

(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.

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.

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

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. Daniell.

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.

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.

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