in error

Definition of in error

  1. 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. 2 :  in a way that is not correct My earlier statement was made in error. The evidence was admitted in error.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act or condition of ignorant or imprudent deviation from a code of behavior

    :  an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy

    :  an act that through ignorance, deficiency, or accident departs from or fails to achieve what should be done : such as

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