verb (used with object), mis·placed, mis·plac·ing.
Examples from the Web for misplacement
The second issue is strategic, a misplacement of national security.Colorado Blazes Remind Us That National Policy on Fire Needs a Fix|Stephen J. Pyne|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But there is another danger, aside from the misplacement of books.A Book for All Readers|Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Misplacement will frequently cause ambiguities and absurdities which punctuation will not remove.Word Study and English Grammar|Frederick W. Hamilton
My trouble was misplacement of the womb, also womb was lacerated, and had inflammation of the ovaries.Treatise on the Diseases of Women|Lydia E. Pinkham