misdeliver

verb mis·de·liv·er \ ˌmis-di-ˈli-vər , -dē- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of misdeliver

misdelivered; misdelivering play \ˌmis-di-ˈli-v(ə-)riŋ, -dē-\; misdelivers
: to deliver (something) to the wrong person or address
  • misdeliver a letter/package

misdelivery

play \ˌmis-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē, -dē-\ noun, plural misdeliveries
    • Examples of conversion are: … (2) depriving the owner of control through an unauthorized transfer of goods, as in the misdelivery of a home computer from the repair shop …
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1625

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