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misdirect

verb
     
Related topics: Law
mis‧di‧rect [transitive usually in passive]
1 formal to use your effort, energy, abilities etc on doing the wrong thing:
Without well-defined goals, it is likely that efforts will be misdirected.
Their criticism is misdirected.
2SCL if a judge misdirects a jury (=the group of people who decide a legal case), he or she gives them incorrect information about the law
3 formal to send someone or something to the wrong place
misdirect somebody/something to something
Our mail was misdirected to the wrong street.
misdirection noun [uncountable]

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