mistake of law

Definition of "mistake of law"
  1. 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
How to use "mistake of law" in a sentence
  1. The attorney's claim of a mistake of law was dismissed as an insufficient reason for appealing the case.
  2. 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.
  3. Insurance companies often deal with charges related to mistake of law in disputes about coverages and claims.

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