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Utter

To publish or offer; to send into circulation.

The term utter is frequently used in reference to Commercial Paper. To utter and publish an instrument is to declare, either directly or indirectly through words or action, that it is good. It constitutes a crime, for example, to utter a forged check.

utter

v. 1) to issue a forged document. 2) to speak. (See: forgery)

utter

verb air, announce, articulate, assert, aver, breathe, broach, circulate, come out with, communicate, declaim, declare, deliver, dicere, disclose, emit, enunciate, express, give expression to, give forth, impart, issue, make known, mouth, proclaim, propound, publicize, publish, recite, reveal, sound, speak, spread, state, talk, tell, vent, voice
See also: absolute, arrant, avow, comment, communicate, complete, confess, converse, declare, definite, disclose, disseminate, enunciate, express, flagrant, gross, mention, observe, outright, phrase, proclaim, profess, pronounce, publish, pure, recite, relate, remark, reveal, speak, stark, tell, thorough, total, unconditional, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified

TO UTTER, crim. law. To offer, to publish.
     2. To utter and publish a counterfeit note is to assert and declare, directly or indirectly, by words or actions, that the note offered is good. It is not necessary that it should be passed in order to complete the offence of uttering. 2. Binn. R. 338, 9. It seems that reading out a document, although the party refuses to show it, is a sufficient uttering. Jebb's Ir. Cr. Cas. 282. Vide East, P. C. 179; Leach, 251; 2 Stark. Ev. 378 1 Moody, C. C. 166; 2 East, P. C. 974 Russ. & Ry. 113; 1 Phil. Ev. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 301. The merely showing a false instrument with intent to gain a credit when there was no intention or attempt made to pass it, it seems would not amount to an uttering. Russ. & Ry. 200. Vide Ringing the charge.

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The wise person is the one that keeps a watch on their tongue and utters only blessings.