A clerical error
Clerical Cler"ic*al, a. [LL. clericalis. See {Clerk}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy. ``A clerical education.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing. ``Clerical work.'' --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

3. characteristic of the work performed by a clerk, secretary, or copyist, or suitable to be performed by a clerk. ``Clerical staff.'' [PJC]

{A clerical error}, an error made in copying or writing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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