False Bill Law and Legal Definition

False bill is an unlawful bank bill in which there is an illegitimate impression from the genuine plate. It may have forged signatures, or the signatures of persons not the officers of the bank, or the names of fictitious persons.

In a larger sense, a bill which is counterfeit alone, or counterfeit and forged, or counterfeit and spurious, or forged alone, or spurious alone, might be called a false bill. An altered bill in the same general sense might be called a false bill. [Kirby v. State, 1 Ohio St. 185, 187 (Ohio 1853)].