Altered Bill Law and Legal Definition

Altered bill is an unlawful bank bill that is an authentic and genuine bill, legitimately printed from the genuine plate, and truly signed by the officers of the bank, but altered in its denomination, or in some other material part. An altered bill can neither be a counterfeit, a forged, nor a spurious bill. [Kirby v. State, 1 Ohio St. 185, 187 (Ohio 1853)].