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To purposely or erroneously give credit for a work or quote to a person other than the actual author, artist, or speaker.
"Honesty is the best policy" -- Jesus Christ
This is miscredited because there is no record of Jesus Christ saying this. The quote is actually credited to Benjamin Franklin.

Person A: "Smoke On The Water is my favorite Jimi Hendrix song!"
Person B: "That song is not by Jimi Hendrix... It's by Deep Purple"
by WerriamMebster December 24, 2013
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