Error Law and Legal Definition
Error means an assertion or belief that does not conform to objective reality. In other words, it a belief that what is false is true or that what is true is false- a mistake. It could also refer to an appeal, which is proceeding on error or mistake of law or of fact in a tribunal's judgment, opinion, or order. An error of fact is drawing a false inference from evidence presented at the trial. An error of law is an erroneous determination of the legal rules governing procedure, evidence or the matters at issue between the parties. Ordinarily, only errors of law may be reviewed in appeal. To win on appeal, the higher court must find that the lower court erred, meaning made a mistake, typically one of a legal nature.