mistake of law
- An error that occurs when there is a wrong understanding or improper use of legal principles in relation to an action, agreement, transaction, judgment, or situation
- The attorney's claim of a mistake of law was dismissed as an insufficient reason for appealing the case.
- In her defense, she argued that she had made a mistake of law, as she was not aware of the legal requirements of the transaction.
- Insurance companies often deal with charges related to mistake of law in disputes about coverages and claims.