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mistaken identity

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  • n. Falsely believing that someone is someone else.
  • n. A defense in criminal law based on this situation, claiming that any eyewitnesses to a crime incorrectly thought that they saw the defendant.

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  • Dear Abby,

    Hey! You're not Dear Abby!

    Sincerely,
    Disgruntled Wordie

    P.S. Don't worry. I'm just reposting this where it should have been in the first place.

    July 2, 2008