clear error

Definition of "clear error"
  1. A mistake identified in a judge's fact findings which convinces the reviewing court beyond doubt that a blunder has occurred
How to use "clear error" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney argued that the trial judge had committed a clear error in his handling of witness testimonies.
  2. After reviewing the case, the appellate court determined that there was a clear error in the lower court's decision.
  3. The clear error in the trial court's interpretation of the evidence led to a successful appeal.

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