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SPURIOUS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Not proceeding from the true source; not genuine; counterfeited. “A spurious bank-bill may be a legitimate impression from the genuine plate, but it must have the signatures of persons not the officers of the bank whence it purports to have issued, or else the names of fictitious persons. A spurious bill, also, may be an illegitimate impression from a genuine plate, or an impression from a counterfeit plate, but it must have such signatures or names as we have just indicated. A bill, therefore, may be both counterfeit and forged, or both counterfeit and spurious, but it cannot be both forged and spurious.” Kirby v. State, 1 Ohio St. 187.


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