Mislay Mis*lay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mislaid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mislaying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source. [1913 Webster]

The fault is generally mislaid upon nature. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay in a place not recollected; to misplace; to lose. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The . . . charter, indeed, was unfortunately mislaid: and the prayer of their petition was to obtain one of like import in its stead. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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