Definition of clerical error in English:
A mistake made in copying or writing out a document.
- Unfortunately what I received was an education lacking in concern, severely dated and administered by a system plagued with clerical errors.
- Be particularly vigilant when you open an account, as it is possible for clerical errors to creep in when details are input.
- Memorably, Moby once described his recent success as the result of a series of clerical errors.