He was made cardinal almost by accident, and under a misapprehension on the pope's part.
Linnaeus seems to have been under a misapprehension when he applied to it FIG.
M`Lennan's theory of primitive society with owing its plausible appearance of universal validity to general neglect of the Indo-European evidence and misapprehension of such portions of it as M`Lennan did attempt to handle.
The reason of the misapprehension of him which is current is due very mainly to the fact that he was eminently a humorist.
Locke had spent some years in Holland, the country of Grotius, who, with help from other great lawyers, and under a misapprehension as to the meaning of the Roman jus gentium, shaped modern concepts of international law by an appeal to law of nature.