In old English law. The mistake of a clerk; a clerical error. Vitium cleriei nocere non debet. Jenk. Cent 23. A clerical error ought not to hurt. Vitium est quod fugi debet, nisi, rationem non invenias, mox legem sine rations esse clames. Ellesm. Post N. 86. It is a fault which ought to be avoided, that if you cannot discover the reason you should presently exclaim that the law is without reason.