reversible error
reversible error see error

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

reversible error
A legal mistake at the trial court level that is so significant (resulted in an improper judgment) that the judgment must be reversed by the appellate court. A reversible error is distinguished from an error which is minor or did not contribute to the judgment at the trial.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reversible error
A procedural error during a trial or hearing sufficiently harmful to justify reversing the judgment of a lower court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

reversible error
n.
   a legal mistake at the trial court level which is so significant (resulted in an improper judgment) that the judgment must be reversed by the appellate court. A reversible error is distinguished from an error which is minor or did not contribute to the judgment at the trial.
   See also: reversal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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