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false adj

1 : not genuine, authentic, or legitimate compare counterfeit
2 a : not true or correct
: intentionally or knowingly untrue or incorrect [injured by accusations]
b : intended to mislead or deceive
: deceptive misleading compare fraudulent
false·ly adv

false·ness n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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