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misrepresentation

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/ LAW
the act of giving false information about something or someone, often in order to get an advantage: The statement is a clear and deliberate misrepresentation of the facts. Tobacco companies were charged with engaging in misrepresentation in their advertising. →  See also fraudulent misrepresentation
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