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tr.v. mis·at·trib·ut·ed, mis·at·trib·ut·ing, mis·at·trib·utes
To attribute incorrectly: misattributed the quotation to Dickens.

mis′at·tri·bu′tion (-ă-trĭ-byo͞o′shən) n.


vb (tr)
to attribute wrongly
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There is a common view that misattributed paternity is widespread in Western societies, between ten and 30 per cent of all births.
DUE to an error in yesterday's report concerning rail fares a question put to Iarnrod Eireann spokesman Barry Kenny was misattributed as a remark made by him.
She says that she misattributed a quotation to Hamlet, when it should have been The Winter's Tale.
It is hard to avoid Goltschnigg's conclusion that in 1932 Kraus tendentiously misattributed a compromising Varnhagen quotation as referring not to Gentz but to Heine.
Miserius [alias: Si serius] mi doctissime Carole) is unattributed in the manuscript, misattributed to Bruni in the inventory, and is actually the well-known oration by Poggio.
In addition, until about twenty-five years ago, texts originally composed during the reigns of the Middle Hittite kings Tudhaliya I and lI and Arnuwanda I were misattributed to their late successors Tudhaliya IV and Arnuwanda III.
It has been variously misattributed and ignored in Percy scholarship: Vincent Ogburn and Tsen Chung Fan claim it was sent to Robert Dodsley, Bertram Davis confines his discussioa of the Percy-Griffiths correspondence in his 1989 biography to materials in the Hyde Collectioa.
It is especially regrettable that Twombly presents Sullivan's oft-quoted dictum, "Form follows function"--frequently misattributed to the European Modernists by contemporary writers--without a historical assessment of the phrase.
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It's a noble and very American sentiment even if it's a quotation misattributed to a Frenchman.
So says the author of The Courage to Write in tracing the sources and usage history of many familiar but often misattributed or misquoted classic and contemporary sayings.