misbrand

verb
mis·​brand | \ ˌmis-ˈbrand How to pronounce misbrand (audio) \
misbranded; misbranding; misbrands

Definition of misbrand

transitive verb

: to brand falsely or in a misleading way specifically : to label in violation of statutory requirements

Examples of misbrand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May 2007, Purdue and three of its top executives pleaded guilty to misbranding OxyContin. Gerald Posner, Wired, "The Mom Who Took on Purdue Pharma for Its OxyContin Marketing," 23 Mar. 2020 Charges brought against the 27 people include drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy. Stephen Whyno, Anchorage Daily News, "Trainers, veterinarians and others charged in racehorse-drugging scheme," 9 Mar. 2020 Charges brought against the 27 people include drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy. CBS News, "Trainer of champion horse among 27 charged in horse-drugging scheme," 9 Mar. 2020 The company had pleaded guilty in 2007 to a federal charge of misbranding for understating how addictive the pills were, and agreed to pay more than $600 million in fines and penalties. Hannah Dreier, ProPublica, "When the Billionaire Family Behind the Opioid Crisis Needed PR Help, They Turned to Mike Bloomberg," 28 Feb. 2020 In 2007, Purdue paid $600 million in fines for misbranding the product as less addictive than other painkillers. Washington Post, "The Opioid Crisis," 27 Aug. 2019 In 2007, Purdue paid $600 million in fines for misbranding the product as less addictive than other painkillers. Washington Post, "The Opioid Crisis," 27 Aug. 2019 In 2007, Purdue paid $600 million in fines for misbranding the product as less addictive than other painkillers. Washington Post, "The Opioid Crisis," 27 Aug. 2019 In 2007, Purdue paid $600 million in fines for misbranding the product as less addictive than other painkillers. Washington Post, "The Opioid Crisis," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of misbrand

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Misbrand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misbrand. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for misbrand

mis·​brand | \ mis-ˈbrand How to pronounce misbrand (audio) \

Legal Definition of misbrand

: to brand (as a food item or drug) falsely or in a misleading way specifically : to label in violation of statutory requirements

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