Definition of Misrepresentation

1. Noun. A misleading falsehood.




2. Noun. A willful perversion of facts.

Definition of Misrepresentation

1. n. Untrue representation; false or incorrect statement or account; -- usually unfavorable to the thing represented; as, a misrepresentation of a person's motives.

Definition of Misrepresentation

1. Noun. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations. ¹

2. Noun. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation. ¹

3. Noun. In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Misrepresentation

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1. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"So we may now say that material misrepresentation is an invalidating circumstance in all ... Fraud as Fraud differs from misrepresentation in that one does, ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Liability in damages for honest misrepresentation. Though the right to rescind for honest misrepresentation seems in a fair way to be generally accepted, ..."

3. Briefs on the Law of Insurance by Roger William Cooley, Lawrence Vold (1905)
"Effect of misrepresentation or breach of warranty as dependent on materiality ... (f) misrepresentation as affected by knowledge and intent of applicant. ..."

4. Principles of the Law of Contract: With a Chapter on the Law of Agency by William Reynell Anson, Arthur Linton Corbin (1919)
"In dealing with misrepresentation as a circumstance invalidating contract we ... We must carefully separate innocent misrepresentation of fact from wilful ..."

5. Handbook of the Law of Contracts by William Lawrence Clark, Archibald Hall Throckmorton (1914)
"misrepresentation is an innocent misstatement or nondisclosure of facts. It must be distinguished from (a) Fraud, which is a false representation (or ..."

6. Principles of Contract: Being a Treatise on the General Principles by Frederick Pollock, Franklin Strawn Dickson (1888)
"misrepresentation. THE consent of one party to a contract may be caused Misrepresen- by a misrepresentation made by the other of some mat- tation is ter, ..."

7. Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity: A Treatise on the General by Frederick Pollock, Gustavus Henry Wald, Samuel Williston (1906)
"Of misrepresentation in general, As to innocent statements, 647 Deceit in ... misrepresentation and non-disclosure. No general positive duty of disclosure, ..."

8. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1919)
"Innocent misrepresentation as to the location of land which vendee has never seen is treated as a collateral matter, involving quality or characteristic,9 ..."

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