in error

idiom

1
: not correct : mistaken
I believe your conclusion is in error.
The judge was in error when she allowed the evidence to be admitted.
2
: in a way that is not correct
My earlier statement was made in error.
The evidence was admitted in error.

Examples of in error in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the same court filing by the attorneys representing American, which the airline now says was in error, the attorneys also say the company was not at fault because Thompson’s actions were performed outside of the scope of his employment, and American was not liable. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 May 2024 Tyler Thompson was named on Tuesday by a spokesperson for the DRC's military, who named him in error as Taylor Thomson. Chris Looft, ABC News, 22 May 2024 Fury was also quoted telling other news outlets that the North Korean leader was mentioned in error. Mallory Moench, TIME, 5 May 2024 In doing so, the City approved the language in error before the developer fabricated the sign. Joe Rubin, Sacramento Bee, 12 Apr. 2024 Israel said the airstrike was conducted in error and sacked or reprimanded several officers, but Mr. Biden was outraged. Tia Goldenberg and Wafaa Shurafa, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2024 The commission said the license was issued in error. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024 Two sources who reached out directly to the Foundation for clarity on this form say they were told that it was issued in error, and were reissued 1099-MISC forms. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Feb. 2024 According to the agency, efforts to recover ERC funds claimed in error have saved the U.S. government more than $1 billion. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024

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“In error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20error. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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