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(n.) A rule, charter, ordinance, or law used to effect a result opposite the intent of the rule, charter, ordinance, or law.

mistechnical (adj.), mistechnically (adv.) indicates that a rule, charter, ordinance, or law is, was, or will be used to effect a result opposite the intent of the rule, charter, ordinance, or law.
A good example of mistechnicality is the current use of copyright law: intended to protect individuals' creations from copying by large powerful entities (i.e. corporations), now used to protect corporations from having any competition from the individual.

It was mistechnical use of the law that won the trial.

The exective order promoting the employee should have been stamped by five officers, but, by negligence, it was only stamped by four, so the employee mistechnically didn't get promoted.
by TeeGeeRoo August 20, 2010
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