(redirected from led astray)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.


A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Increased youth unemployment means many young people, with time on their hands, can be led astray and alienate from a society which provides limited opportunities for them.
"It makes it easier for us when we're shopping to use this lay theory, and just assume we're getting something healthier when we pay more, but we don't have to be led astray. We can compare nutrition labels and we can do research before we go to the grocery store.
It is the realistic expectation that if autistic young men is being led astray, reading "Autism: The Fight In Side" will open they're eyes to reality.
DUNFERMLINE v FALKIRK DAVID HOPKIRK was led astray by the promise of a career in England but now he's determined to seal his place in Dunfermline first team.
Psychology Led Astray: Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy
Ameer Muqam added that people of Pakistan cannot be led astray by the false and baseless slogans of PTI as they have observed the performance of PTI government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
MOTHS are being led astray by street lights - with a knock-on effect for flowers, say North East experts.
Once a person believes - really believes - that certain ideas can lead to eternal happiness, or to its antithesis, he cannot tolerate the possibility that the people he loves might be led astray by the blandishments of unbelievers.
QUETTA -- Politicians from Balochistan have welcomed the provincial APEX committee decision of general amnesty for Baloch militants and said it will pave the way for Baloch youth who have been led astray to join armed resistance to reunite with their families and be part of process of progress and prosperity in the province.
"He's a very pleasant young man who seems to have been led astray."
Ziamani's lawyer, Naeem Mian, said his client was not an "entrenched extremist" and had been led astray by people "more sophisticated and mature" than him.
Bernice and Nicola's attempts at healthy eating fail when they're led astray by a plate of nachos.