misappellation

appellation

[ap-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
a name, title, or designation.
2.
appellative ( def 1 ).
3.
the act of naming.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English appelacion < Old French < Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion

misappellation, noun
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appellation (ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an identifying name or title
2.  the act of naming or giving a title to

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appellation
late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from O.Fr. appellation (13c.), from L. appellationem (nom. appellatio), noun of action from appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in M.Fr. appeler
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