plain error
plain error see error

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

plain error
n.
An obvious error made by a trial court that substantially affects a defendant’s rights and warrants a reversal of the judgment and a new trial.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


plain error
When a trial court makes an error that is so obvious and substantial that the appellate court should address it, even though the parties failed to object to the error at the time it was made.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

plain error
n.
   a mistake by the trial court found by a court of appeals to be very obvious and sufficient to require reversal of the trial decision.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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