Mis*no"mer (?), n. [OF. pref. mes- amiss, wrong (L. minus less) + F. nommer to name, L. nominare, fr. nomen name. See Name.]

The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment; any misnaming of a person or thing; a wrong or inapplicable name or title.

Many of the changes, by a great misnomer, called parliamentary "reforms". Burke.

The word "synonym" is fact a misnomer. Whatel.


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Mis*no"mer, v. t.

To misname.



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