misrepresentation

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mis·rep·re·sent

 (mĭs-rĕp′rĭ-zĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·rep·re·sent·ed, mis·rep·re·sent·ing, mis·rep·re·sents
1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
2. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.

mis·rep′re·sen·ta′tion n.
mis·rep′re·sen′ta·tive (-zĕn′tə-tĭv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misrepresentation - a misleading falsehoodmisrepresentation - a misleading falsehood    
bill of goods - communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; "they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car"
humbug, snake oil - communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
window dressing, facade - a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
overstatement, exaggeration, magnification - making to seem more important than it really is
snow job - a long and elaborate misrepresentation
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention to deceive
subterfuge, blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
duplicity, fraudulence - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
2.misrepresentation - a willful perversion of factsmisrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts  
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
overrefinement, twisting, straining, torture, distortion - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
tergiversation, equivocation - falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
lying, prevarication, fabrication - the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving

misrepresentation

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Translations

misrepresentation

[ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən] N [of facts] → tergiversación f, desfiguración f (Jur) → declaración f falsa
this report is a misrepresentation of what I saideste informe tergiversa mis palabras

misrepresentation

[mɪsˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən] n [facts, data] → déformation f

misrepresentation

nfalsche Darstellung; (of facts also)Verdrehung f; (of theory)Verfälschung f; to be accused of misrepresentationder Verdrehung (gen)von Tatsachen beschuldigt werden
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It further stated that members of the bench made comments in Panama Case as to whether the presence of intention as well as Mens Rea was a mandatory prerequisite or whether an innocent misrepresentation or some over sight would also result in a declaration of lack of honesty.
Though in the case of Nawaz Sharif, the apex court applied the rule of strict liability, there have been comments from certain members of the Supreme Court about whether the presence of intention as well as mens rea was a mandatory prerequisite, an innocent misrepresentation or some oversight that also resulted in a declaration of lack of honesty.
He thought it was by Constable because he believed an innocent misrepresentation to that effect made by the sellers.
For example, in New York or California, even an innocent misrepresentation of the value of a property over half its true value, would allow the insurer to rescind the policy from its inception (ab initio).
a forfeiture when someone makes an innocent misrepresentation on his
4th 1259 [2007]), the court upheld the rescission of a policy of insurance for an innocent misrepresentation and concealment of material facts in an application for insurance and relied upon (Imperial Casualty & Indemnity Co.
Mike Murphy and Danielle Murphy: Plaintiffs allege rescission of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, innocent misrepresentation and breach of contract.