miscitation

noun
mis·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ ˌmis-sī-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce miscitation (audio) \
plural miscitations

Definition of miscitation

: an act or instance of citing something wrongly miscitation of the law There are unfortunately dozens of similar miscitations in the medical literature on guns and violence.— Gary Kleck

First Known Use of miscitation

1634, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscitation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscitation. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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