misdirection definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Inaccurate aim.
- Incorrect instructions or directions.
- Law An error made by a judge in charging a jury.
Variant of misdirect
to direct wrongly or badly; specif.,
- to aim (a blow, etc.) badly
- to address (a letter) incorrectly
- to give incorrect instructions to, esp. as a judge to a jury
- misdirection noun