false advertising

noun
false ad·​ver·​tis·​ing

Legal Definition of false advertising

: the crime or tort of publishing, broadcasting, or otherwise publicly distributing an advertisement that contains an untrue, misleading, or deceptive representation or statement which was made knowingly or recklessly and with the intent to promote the sale of property, goods, or services to the public

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“False advertising.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/false%20advertising. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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