Definition of CLERICAL ERROR


CLERICAL ERROR

An error made by a clerk in transcribing or otherwise.
This is always readily corrected by the court. 2. An error, for example,
in the teste of a fi. fa.; 4 Yeates, 185, 205; or in the teste and return
of a vend. exp.; 1 Dall. 197 or in writing Dowell forMcDowell. 1 Serg. & R.
120; 8 Rep. 162 a; 9 Serg. & R. 284, 5. An error is amendable where there
is something to amend by, and this even in a criminal case. 2 Bin. 5-16;
5 Burr. 2667; 1 Bin. 367-9; Dougl. 377; Cowp. 408. For the party ought not
to be harmed by the omission of the clerk; 3 Bin. 102; even of his signature,
if he affixes the seal. 1 Serg. & R. 97.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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