What does the word falsification mean?

Usage examples for falsification

  1. And here it strikes me as somewhat strange that a book recently issued has received the commendation of a large number of the representatives of the manufacturing and commercial States, though, apart from its falsification of statistics and low abuse of Southern States, institutions, and interests, the great feature which stands prominently out from it is the arraignment of the South for using their surplus money in buying the manufactures of the North. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis