mis·rep·re·sent /mis-ˌre-pri-'zent/ vt: to make a misrepresentation about
vi: to make a misrepresentation
mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tive /-ˌre-pri-'zen-tə-tiv/ adj
mis·rep·re·sen·ter n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb assert incorrectly, be false, bear false witness, beguile, belie, betray, break faith, calumniari, camouflage, color, contort, deceive, defraud, delude, depravare, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, distort, distort intentionally, dupe, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, explain wrongly, fabricate, fake, falsify, feign, fool, give a false coloring, give a false representation, hoax, lie, malign, miscite, miscolor, misdescribe, misexplain, misguide, mislead, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, mock, overstate, palter, pass off for, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, put a false appearance on, put a false construction on, represent falsely, represent fraudulently, represent incorrectly, sham, simulate, slant, speak falsely, state an untruth, state falsely, tell a falsehood, tell lies, trick, trump up, twist the meaning of, understate, utter a falsehood associated concepts: fraud, knowingly misrepresent, misrepresent a material fact II index cloak, deceive, delude, disguise, distort, equivocate, evade (deceive), fabricate (make up), fake, falsify, feign, invent (falsify), lie (falsify), misguide, misinform, misinterpret, mislabel, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, overestimate, palter, perjure, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, slant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To make a false or inaccurate statement; to give the impression by words or behavior that a situation is different from what is in fact the case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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