One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mistake made in copying or writing out a document.
- ‘And I know for a fact that the people at the Faction do not make clerical errors.’
- ‘If challenged they will claim the rules are unclear, or that a clerical error has been made.’
- ‘A clerical error had put 20 years on the 13-year-old girl.’
- ‘A school spokesman said: ‘We apologise for the confusion caused by a minor clerical error.’’
- ‘‘Issues such as minimal tag loss, forgetting to sign a card or other minor clerical errors should not lead to any sanctions on farmers,’ he said.’
- ‘Of course, their omission from the list may simply be a clerical error, but if this is the case, it needs to be corrected.’
- ‘The nomination meeting isn't going to be decided on the basis of a clerical error.’
- ‘In Hounslow, in west London, hundreds of people arrived at polling stations to find they had been struck off the register owing to a clerical error.’
- ‘In this case it would appear that a clerical error has resulted in a letter being sent to the patient and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.’
- ‘Be particularly vigilant when you open an account, as it is possible for clerical errors to creep in when details are input.’
- ‘Some of the most frequent causes for failure included clerical errors, calibration errors, random errors, and errors caused by faulty testing materials.’
- ‘I will address the criminalisation of farmers resulting from simple clerical errors.’
- ‘But the clerical errors, of course, might have been worse.’
- ‘Memorably, Moby once described his recent success as the result of a series of clerical errors.’
- ‘Unfortunately what I received was an education lacking in concern, severely dated and administered by a system plagued with clerical errors.’
- ‘‘It is a clerical error,’ he explained, ‘and not my clerical error.’’
- ‘I'm delighted for everybody who has done well today but sad that I was denied the opportunity because of a clerical error.’
- ‘I believe it was a terrible clerical error, but I think that obviously the first version should have been torn up, and it did not happen.’
- ‘Volume overload, bacterial contamination, and ABO haemolytic reactions to the transfusion resulting from administrative or clerical errors are further risks.’
- ‘But clerical errors can cause a lot of damage to a lot of people.’
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