misdirection

[ mis-di-rek-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛk ʃən /
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noun

a wrong or incorrect direction, guidance, or instruction.
Law. an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge.

Origin of misdirection

First recorded in 1760–70; mis-1 + direction
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