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mispleading

[mis-plee-ding]
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noun Law.
  1. a mistake in pleading, as a misjoinder of parties or a misstatement of a cause of action.
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Origin of mispleading

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

misplead

[mis-pleed]
verb (used with or without object), mis·plead·ed, mis·plead·ing.
  1. to plead incorrectly.
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Origin of misplead

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

mispleading

noun
  1. law an error or omission in pleading
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misplead

verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd) or -pled
  1. (tr) to plead incorrectly
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