noun Law.

a mistake in pleading, as a misjoinder of parties or a misstatement of a cause of action.

Origin of mispleading

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + pleading



verb (used with or without object), mis·plead·ed, mis·plead·ing.

to plead incorrectly.

Origin of misplead

First recorded in 1670–80; mis-1 + plead
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British Dictionary definitions for mispleading



law an error or omission in pleading


verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd) or -pled

(tr) to plead incorrectly
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