misfile

[ mis-fahyl ]
/ mɪsˈfaɪl /

verb (used with object), mis·filed, mis·fil·ing.

to file (papers, documents, records, etc.) incorrectly; file in the wrong place.

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Origin of misfile

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British Dictionary definitions for misfile

misfile
/ (ˌmɪsˈfaɪl) /

verb

to file (papers, records, etc) wrongly
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