misrepresentation

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  • (noun): Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  • (noun): Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  • (noun): In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.

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  • (noun): a willful perversion of facts
  • (noun): a misleading falsehood

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A concept of English law, a misrepresentation is an untrue or misleading statement of fact made during negotiations by one party to another, the statement then inducing that other party into the contract. The misled party may normally rescind the contract, and sometimes may be awarded damages as well (or instead of rescission).
The law of misrepresentation is an amalgam of contract and tort; and its sources are common law, equity and statute. The common law was amended by the Misrepresentation Act 1967. The general principle of misrepresentation has been adopted by the USA and various Commonwealth countries.

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  • This whole age of misrepresentation is really going to hurt later on I think.

  • As misrepresentation is not necessary, it is of questionable importance to achieving the goal of getting attention and bringing about political results.

  • MikeGene: Yet not all misrepresentation is overstatement.

  • MikeGene: Or are you now going to deny that misrepresentation is a core feature of political activism and campaigning?

  • Or are you now going to deny that misrepresentation is a core feature of political activism and campaigning?

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