mis·​rep·​re·​sen·​ta·​tion mis-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən- How to pronounce misrepresentation (audio)
: an intentionally or sometimes negligently false representation made verbally, by conduct, or sometimes by nondisclosure or concealment and often for the purpose of deceiving, defrauding, or causing another to rely on it detrimentally
also : an act or instance of making such a representation

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“Misrepresentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/misrepresentation. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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