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Misreading or misunderstanding. Harold Bloom, in his theory of the anxiety of influence, uses the term to mean a kind of defensive distortion by which a poet creates a poem in reaction ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... (Old French mesprision , ‘error’, from mesprendre , ‘to mistake’) Concealment, a serious offence in law. Misprision of felony Neglecting to reveal a felony when known. The offence lapsed following the abolition in 1967 of the distinction between felony and misdemeanour. Misprision of treason Neglecting to disclose or purposely concealing a treasonable...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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2015
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... Failure to report an offence now applies only to the common-law offence of misprision of treason; this occurs if a person knows or reasonably suspects that someone has committed treason but does not inform the proper authorities within a reasonable time. The punishment for this offence is forfeiture by the offender of all his property during his...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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...misprision n. Failure to report an offence. The former crime of misprision of felony has now been replaced by the crime of compounding an offence . However, the common-law offence of misprision of treason still exists; this occurs if a person knows or reasonably suspects that someone has committed treason but does not inform the proper authorities within a reasonable time. The punishment for this offence is forfeiture by the offender of all his property during his...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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... Misreading or misunderstanding. Harold Bloom , in his theory of the anxiety of influence, uses the term to mean a kind of defensive distortion by which a poet creates a poem in reaction against another poet’s powerful ‘precursor’ poem, and which is also necessarily involved in all readers’ interpretations of...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2018
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53 words

...misprision (1) Any wrong action or omission, especially a misdemeanour or failure of duty on the part of a public official. (2) Misprision of felony (now concealment of an offence ). The old common law criminal offence of knowing that another person had committed a felony and concealing that knowledge. Similarly misprision of trespass...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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2016

...misprision n m mɪs'prɪzɪǝn, -zɪˌɒn sp misprision 6 rh incision LLL 4.3.96 ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • abrasion , Australasian, equation, Eurasian, evasion, invasion, occasion, persuasion, pervasion, suasion, Vespasian • adhesion , cohesion, Friesian, lesion • circumcision , collision, concision, decision, derision, division, elision, envision, excision, imprecision, incision, misprision, precisian, precision, provision, scission, vision • subdivision • television • Eurovision • LaserVision • corrosion , eclosion, erosion, explosion, implosion • allusion , collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... 1 (leg.) wrongful action or omission XV ( m. of treason or felony XVI; often taken to mean ‘failure to denounce’); (arch.) misunderstanding, mistake XVI. — AN. mesprisioun = OF. mesprison error, wrong action or speech, f. mesprendre (mod. méprendre ), f. mes- MIS- 2 + prendre ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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37 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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73 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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73 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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50 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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55 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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69 words
misprision

misprision  

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Misreading or misunderstanding. Harold Bloom, in his theory of the anxiety of influence, uses the term to mean a kind of defensive distortion by which a poet creates a poem in reaction against ...
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misprision  

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N.Failure to report an offence. The former crime of misprision of felony has now been replaced by the crime of compounding an offence. However, the common-law offence of misprision of treason still ...
offence against the state

offence against the state  

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Crimes that affect the security of the state as a whole. The main offences against the state are treason and misprision of treason, sedition (and incitement to mutiny), offences involving official ...

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