mispleading

[ mis-plee-ding ]
/ mɪsˈpli dɪŋ /

noun Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. misplace,
  2. misplaced,
  3. misplaced modifier,
  4. misplay,
  5. misplead,
  6. misprint,
  7. misprise,
  8. misprision,
  9. misprize,
  10. mispronounce

Origin of mispleading

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

misplead

[ mis-pleed ]
/ mɪsˈplid /

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

mispleading

/ (mɪsˈpliːdɪŋ) /

noun

law an error or omission in pleading

misplead

/ (mɪsˈpliːd) /

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

(tr) to plead incorrectly
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