A clerical error

Related to A clerical error: typographical error, technical error
an error made in copying or writing.

See also: Clerical

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"this was not an option selected by the administration at the budget meeting and has come about as a result of a clerical error."
Former colleagues revealed the conwoman has never said sorry or even admitted "as much as a clerical error".
It was a clerical error that led to Mrs Worrall's pension payment being stopped." Labour MP David Hanson (Delyn) raised the case of his constituent on behalf of her family and urged the Government to ensure "nobody again will commit suicide due to poverty".
'Upon verification with the [list in the] Project of Precincts, it would appear that a clerical error has been made,' Jimenez told reporters in a message.
"Upon verification with the Project of Precincts, it would appear that a clerical error has been made," he said in a statement.
Back in the day, when PML-N government was forced to accept its mistake after the public backlash, party tried to defuse the situation by calling it a clerical error. However, Shehbaz Sharif disagreed with his own party and even demanded that the man responsible for the mistake be kicked out from the party.
"I hesitate to suggest something common sense, but what about just saying go back and give the bidder an opportunity to sign or correct what may be a clerical error, and if they don't you can move forward with all the actions that result in this," said Franchot.
The European Tour said: "This was a clerical error."
According to a spokesperson for the DRO, votes of one polling stations were not counted owing to a clerical error on Thursday.
Speaking on the issue of the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat declaration controversy, Imran asked why the government had not made public the inquiry report submitted by Raja Zafarul Haq.He said that the Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid had said that it was a clerical error, stressing that the government had not amended any law yet the 'error' was still not explained.
The Dark In a message on its social media accounts, the pub said: "Due to a clerical error we seem to be closed for the week.
Terry Tyson, head of Galway Vintners, which represents publicans in the city, revealed: "There was a clerical error between the solicitors and ourselves.