- A persuasive assertion that plays a key role in influencing someone's decision to agree to a contract. If this representation is found to be untrue or misleading, the contract can be nullified without any repercussions
- The salesman made a material representation about the car's mileage to get the buyer to agree to the purchase.
- The contract was cancelled after a material representation about the property's condition was found to be false.
- He was accused of making a material representation about his business profitability during the merger negotiations.