means any instrument or article containing written or printed matter or
the equivalent thereof, used for the purpose of reciting, embodying,
conveying or recording information or constituting a symbol or evidence
of value, right, privilege or identification, which is capable of being
used to the advantage or disadvantage of some person.
General Statutes § 53a-137 (1) (applies to Part X: Forgery and Related
Offenses, §§ 53a-138 -- 53a-145).