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3 definitions found
 for faux
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  faux \faux\ (f[add]ks), n.; pl. fauces (f[add]"s[=e]z). [L.]
     See Fauces.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  faux
      adj 1: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine
             article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic
             fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with
             imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator
             hide" [syn: fake, false, faux, imitation,
             simulated]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FAUX, French law. A falsification or fraudulent alteration or suppression of 
  a thing by words, by writings, or by acts without either. Biret, Vocabulaire 
  des Six Codes. 
       2. The crimen falsi of the civil law. Toullier says, "Le faux s'entend 
  de trois manieres: dans le sons le plus etendre, c'est l'alteration de la 
  verite, avec ou sans mauvaises intentions; il est a peu pres synonyme de 
  mensonge; dans un sens moins etendu, c'est l'alteration de la verite, 
  accompagnee de dol, mutatio veritatis cum dolo facta; enfin, dans le sens 
  etroit, ou plutot legal du mot, quand il s'agit de savoir si le faux est un 
  crime, le faux est I'alteration frauduleuse de la verite, dans les 
  determines et punis par la loi." Tom. 9, n. 188. "Faux may be understood in 
  three ways: in its most extended sense, it is the alteration of truth, with 
  or without intention; it is nearly synonymous with lying; in a less extended 
  sense, it is the alteration of truth, accompanied with fraud, mutatio 
  veritatis cum dolo facta; and lastly, in a narrow, or rather the legal sense 
  of the word, when it is a question to know if the faux be a crime, it is the 
  fraudulent alteration of the truth, in those cases ascertained and punished 
  by the law." See Crimen Falsi. 
  
  

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