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tr.v. mis·de·scribed, mis·de·scrib·ing, mis·de·scribes
To describe wrongly or falsely.

mis′de·scrip′tion (-skrĭp′shən) n.


an incorrect or misleading description
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Feldman's sources are Madison's papers, so Feldman could not spot the misdescription. Feldman also has no fulcrum from outside Madison to correct him on this or more serious issues.
'The word 'Benami' in power of attorney, is a misdescription contrary to the factum of ownership, notwithstanding the gift by respondent No-1 (Khan), the entire sale price having been remitted by Jemima Khan and all mutations in the revenue record being in her name."
(2) If so, are prospective purchasers likely to believe that the misdescription actually describes the goods?
He stated the the use of the word 'Benami' in the Power of Attorney, is a misdescription contrary to the factum of ownership, the gift by Respondent No.
A multiple DNA barcoding approach (full and mini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers reveals low rates of misdescription in sushi products sold on the Italian market.
In this latter case, given that common-sense psychology is said to have gone utterly wrong, the eliminativist's claim is that the theory is also mistaken about the type of phenomena of which it is supposed to be a misdescription.
Omissions from the specifications or the misdescription of details of work which are manifestly necessary to carry out the intent of the specifications or which are customarily performed, shall not relieve the Contractor from performing such omitted or misdescribed details of the work but they shall be performed as if fully and correctly set forth and described in the specifications.
If it said it was an external door or alluded to the fact that it was suitable for outdoor use, it will be a misdescription and you will be entitled to a refund.
Second, consumers must believe the misdescription. This stands in stark contrast to a deceptiveness refusal, where the misdescription need not be material to the purchaser's purchasing decision.
It also finds expression in a misdescription I came across in researching this article.
"Science" itself misdescribes it, in my opinion, very badly, and therefore, when we bring in "science," we usually don't bring in science; we bring the misdescription of science itself.