Misdirection

Definition of Misdirection

Mis`di`rec´tion
n.1.The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.
2.(Law) An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter of law.
3.The direction of another's attention to an unimportant place or matter, for the purpose of being able to perform an action undetected; as, misdirection is an important part of a magician's art.

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