miscitation

noun mis·ci·ta·tion \ ˌmis-sī-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of miscitation

plural miscitations
: 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

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