manifest error

Definition of "manifest error"
  1. A clear and unquestionable mistake that is sufficient grounds for overturning a previous decision when reviewed
How to use "manifest error" in a sentence
  1. The judge's decision was overturned due to a manifest error in his interpretation of the law.
  2. The defendant's lawyer argued that the conviction contained a manifest error, pointing out that crucial evidence had been overlooked.
  3. The appeals court agreed that a manifest error had occurred at the trial level and sent the case back for retrial.

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