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mispleading

[ mis-plee-ding ]
/ mɪsˈpli dɪŋ /
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noun Law.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for mispleading

mispleading
/ (mɪsˈpliːdɪŋ) /

noun

law an error or omission in pleading
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