Misnomer Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Misnomer.

Misnomer (noun)

A misnomer refers to an incorrect, misleading, or inappropriate name given to a person, object, action, or even a group or organization. It is usually the result of a misunderstanding or mistaken identity. In other words, it is when something is identified or classified by a name that does not properly describe it's true nature or function.