misrepresentation

(redirected from misrepresent)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

misrepresentation

A contract law term for falsely or imperfectly representing a thing; distortion of facts; misleading; lying.

misrepresentation

Malpractice Representing falsely or imperfectly; lying. Cf Fraud.

misrepresentation,

n when one party purposefully exaggerates the anticipated positive results to gain another party's confidence and thereby enter into a legal agreement.
References in periodicals archive ?
Doctors who were asked about the severe angina case, for example, were more likely to misrepresent the facts to the insurer rather than appeal as the appeals process became more cumbersome.
In the majority of cases, says Jordan, reporters should not misrepresent themselves.
It is rare, however, for someone to knowingly misrepresent the truth in the way Cllr Ken Walker has done in his letter Pride In My Upbringing (02.
The possibility that Fort Bragg leaders may have falsified soldiers' discharge paperwork in order to misrepresent statistics is a serious matter and should be investigated," the report said.