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clerical error

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Definition of clerical error in English:

noun

A mistake made in copying or writing out a document.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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