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  • Counterfeit (noun) - An imitation of currency, work of art, document, or name brand look-alike.
  • Forgery (verb) - The act of making, adapting, or falsifying of documents or other objects with the intention of deceiving someone.
  • Fraud - When a financial gain accompanies a forgery.
  • Document Analysis - The examination of questioned documents with known material for a variety of analyses, such as authenticity, alterations, erasures, and obliteration.
  • Document Expert - A standard document of known origin and authorship used in handwriting analysis.
  • Questioned Document - Any signature, handwriting, typewriting, or other written mark whose source of authenticity is in dispute or uncertain.
  • Exemplar - A document of known origin and authorship.