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
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
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
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.
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