Crimen Falsi Law and Legal Definition

Crimen falsi literally means the crime of falsehood or crime of deceit. According to common law the main elements of crimen falsi are falsehood and fraud. Examples of crimen falsi include forgery, falsehood, fraud, willful imposition, perjury, conspiracy, subornation of perjury, use of false weights and measures and fraudulent making or alteration of writing.