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Glossary

  • False Pretences:
    A former name for deception: the offence of dishonestly obtaining the property of another by some deception or misrepresentation of the facts.
  • Felony:
    Serious crime in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Forgery:
    The false making or altering of a banknote or document etc. with intent to defraud