misrepresentation

misrepresentation
misrepresentation mis‧rep‧re‧sen‧ta‧tion [ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
LAW the act of deliberately giving false information to someone, especially in order to persuade them to enter into a contract, or a statement giving false information; = MISSTATEMENT:

• The purchaser may elect to claim damages for misrepresentation.

• A fraudulent misrepresentation is one made without believing in its truth or caring whether it is true or false.

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misrepresentation UK US /ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U] LAW
the act of giving false information about something or someone, often in order to get an advantage: »

The statement is a clear and deliberate misrepresentation of the facts.

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Tobacco companies were charged with engaging in misrepresentation in their advertising.

See also FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION(Cf. ↑fraudulent misrepresentation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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См. также в других словарях:

  • misrepresentation — mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion /mis ˌre pri ˌzen tā shən, zən / n: an intentionally or sometimes negligently false representation made verbally, by conduct, or sometimes by nondisclosure or concealment and often for the purpose of deceiving, defrauding,… …   Law dictionary

  • Misrepresentation — Mis*rep re*sen*ta tion, n. Untrue representation; false or incorrect statement or account; usually unfavorable to the thing represented; as, a misrepresentation of a person s motives. Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster] Note: In popular use, this word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misrepresentation — To describe or present incorrectly, improperly or falsely. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • misrepresentation — (n.) 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + REPRESENTATION (Cf. representation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misrepresentation — *lie, falsehood, untruth, fib, story Analogous words: dishonesty, deceitfulness, mendaciousness or men dacity (see corresponding adjectives at DISHONEST): sophistication, doctoring, loading, weighting, adulteration (see corresponding verbs at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • misrepresentation — [n] falsehood adulteration, coloring, distortion, exaggeration, fabrication, false light, falsification, lie, misstatement, mutilation, not a true picture*, slant, story*, stretch, tall story*, twist, untruth; concepts 63,580 …   New thesaurus

  • Misrepresentation — This article is about a legal term. For the sociological one, see Misrepresentation (sociology). Misrepresentation is a contract law concept. It means a false statement of fact made by one party to another party, which has the effect of inducing… …   Wikipedia

  • misrepresentation — See misrepresent. * * * In law, any false or misleading expression of fact, usually with the intent to deceive or defraud. It most commonly occurs in insurance and real estate contracts. False advertising may also constitute misrepresentation.… …   Universalium

  • misrepresentation — An untrue statement of fact, made by one party to the other in the course of negotiating a contract, that induces the other party to enter into the contract. The person making the misrepresentation is called the representor, and the person to… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Misrepresentation — A false statement of fact made by one party which affects the other party s decision in agreeing to a contract. If the misrepresentation is discovered, the contract can be later declared void and the situation remedied if the party who relied on… …   Investment dictionary


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