misnomer definition

  • noun:
    • An error in naming people or destination.
    • Application of a wrong name.
    • A name wrongly or unsuitably put on an individual or an object.
    • A use of a term asserted to be inaccurate; a misname.
    • a phrase asserted becoming trusted improperly.
    • a phrase whoever good sense in common use conflicts with a technical feeling.
    • The misnaming of someone in a legal tool, like in a complaint or indictment; any misnaming of one or thing; a wrong or inapplicable name or title.
    • A misnaming; the act of applying a wrong title or designation.
    • In law, an error in title; misstatement in a document regarding the title of an individual.
    • ergo A mistaken title or designation; a misapplied term.
    • an incorrect or improper title
  • verb:
    • ┬áto utilize a misleading term; to misname.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To misname.
  • others:
    • To designate by a mistaken or unsuitable name; misname.

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