Spurious Bill Law and Legal Definition

A spurious bill is an unlawful bank bill either signed by persons who are not officers of the bank whence it purports to have issued, or by the names of fictitious persons. It may be a legitimate impression from the genuine plate, or an illegitimate impression from the genuine plate, or an impression from a counterfeit plate, but it must have the signatures of persons not the officers of the bank whence it purports to have issued, or else the names of fictitious persons. [Kirby v. State, 1 Ohio St. 185, 187 (Ohio 1853)].