A clerical error

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A clerical error an error made in copying or writing.
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Usage

In literature:

A comparison with Paine's revised edition reveals a good many clerical and verbal errors in Symonds, though few that affect the sense.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. 1794-1796." by Thomas Paine
The latitude is a clerical error for 10.37, which Cook's chart shows, and is nearly correct.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
May we not derive it from Denarius by means of either a typographical or clerical error in the initial letter.
"Notes & Queries, No. 26. Saturday, April 27, 1850" by Various
When this covert insult was pointed out they apologised for a clerical error, and had the despatches rectified.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
Is it possible, sir, that this was a mere clerical error?
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
There is evidently a clerical error in this passage after the number of days' sailing.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
There was evidently a clerical error on the part of the scrivener who had written Grinnell's deed.
"The Riddle Of The Rocks" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Sometimes ... due to ... clerical error, we overlook a case now and then.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A comparison with Paine's revised edition reveals a good many clerical and verbal errors in Symonds, though few that affect the sense.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
There was evidently a clerical error on the part of the scrivener who had written Grinnell's deed.
"The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It's probably a clerical error.
"Ned Wilding's Disappearance" by Allen Chapman
In our last Record, by a clerical error, we reversed the terms of the compromise on the suffrage question.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 15, August, 1851" by Various
But as it is, the passage, as it stands at present, seems to involve a clerical error.
"The Oregon Territory" by Travers Twiss
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In news:

Instead of fixing a clerical error in a bill that would rein in federal regulations, House Republicans made things even messier when they realized the resolution to fix that mistake also had an error in it as well.
Fifth- and eighth-graders statewide will take their writing exams during the busy April testing window because of a clerical error in processing the contract with a new testing vendor.
Did you know that the Olympic decathlon was originally supposed to include eleven events, but archery was omitted due to a clerical error.
Because of a clerical error, the National Weather Service subtracted one-tenth of an inch of snow from the season total, shrinking what was already a stunted number.
Physicians who are kicked out of Medicare because of a clerical or administrative error would be reinstated quickly under a rule change proposed by the Obama administration.
The Winter Tax Bill sent out to all Coldwater Township tax payers on December First contained a clerical error for the Branch County 911 operations levy and the Jail-Law Enforcement millage.
There's a problem, however: There was a clerical error.
A New York woman laid off from Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, is taking advantage of a more than $400,000 overage in her severance pay after her former employer made a clerical error.
A New York woman laid off from Pfizer, the maker of Viagra , is taking advantage of a more than $400,000 overage in her severance pay after her former employer made a clerical error.
A southwestern Idaho man is suing Canyon County because he says he was wrongfully arrested and held in jail for several hours because of an apparent clerical error.
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