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English Dictionary: misnomer by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
misnomer
n
  1. an incorrect or unsuitable name
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Misnomer \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 [bd]reforms[b8].               --Burke.
  
               The word [bd]synonym[b8] is fact a misnomer.
                                                                              --Whatel[?].

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Misnomer \Mis*no"mer\, v. t.
      To misname. [R.]
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