Definition - What does Misnomer mean?

The term "misnomer" refers to an error while naming a thing, place or a person.

It means calling a wrong name when referring to someone or something. It refers to a practice of giving the wrong name in a deed, accusation, pleading or indictment.

Justipedia explains Misnomer

Cases of misnomers usually involve misspellings, or the use of a common, more famous name (trade name) rather than the real name.

A misnomer usually arises when a party is called by a different name but the party’s identity is not mistaken.

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