Definition of Misdirection

1. Noun. An incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge.

Generic synonyms: Charge, Commission, Direction



2. Noun. Incorrect directions or instructions.
Generic synonyms: Direction, Instruction
Derivative terms: Misdirect

3. Noun. Management that is careless or inefficient. "He accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
Exact synonyms: Mismanagement
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Specialized synonyms: Screwup
Derivative terms: Mismanage

4. Noun. The act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something. "Conjurers are experts at misdirection"
Exact synonyms: Distraction
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Revision
Derivative terms: Distract

Definition of Misdirection

1. n. The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.

Definition of Misdirection

1. Noun. An act of misleading, of convincing someone to concentrate in an incorrect direction. ¹

2. Noun. (UK legal) An error of law within a judgement committed by a judge or judges of a lower court, particularly as found by an appeals court ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misdirection

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Misdirection

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1. Institutes of American Law by John Bouvier (1854)
"Of the misdirection of the judge. 3278. A new trial will be granted for any misdirection of the judge, when such misdirection has caused, or is likely to ..."

2. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence by Thomas Starkie, George Morley Dowdeswell, John George Malcolm, George Sharswood (1876)
"But it must be a misdirection as to some matter of law on which they ought to act, therefore the court refused to grant a new trial on the ground of ..."

3. The Practice of the Law in All Its Departments: With a View of Rights by Joseph Chitty (1838)
"misdirection <</ a Judge. •i. misdirection misdirection, even upon one point, is a good ground for a "Ju Ec- new trial, although the jury may have properly ..."

4. A Digest of the Cases Decided and Reported in the Supreme Court of by William Johnson, New York (State). Supreme Court (1837)
"I. When a new trial will he granted nn the merits, either for a misdirection or error of the judge, or where the verdict WHS contrary to law or evidence, ..."

5. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"If we should be of opinion that there was no misdirection, ... Of course, when I speak of misdirection, your lordships will understand me to include in that ..."

6. An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of Common Law by Ephraim Arnold Jacob, Samuel Bealey Harrison, Robert Alexander Fisher (1884)
"Instructions to jury ; misdirection or non- direction oí judge, generally.]—To entitle a party to a new trial on the ground of misdirection, ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"... evidence was such as to make it a measuring cast, and leave them in doubt, they ought to find for the defendants." Ю This was held to be a misdirection ..."

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