error of judgment

See: fault, mistake
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Certainly she had often, especially of late, thought his manners to herself unnecessarily gallant; but it had passed as his way, as a mere error of judgment, of knowledge, of taste, as one proof among others that he had not always lived in the best society, that with all the gentleness of his address, true elegance was sometimes wanting; but, till this very day, she had never, for an instant, suspected it to mean any thing but grateful respect to her as Harriet's friend.
He might have made her childhood happier; but it had been an error of judgment only which had given him the appearance of harshness, and deprived him of her early love; and now, on really knowing each other, their mutual attachment became very strong.
To have yielded then would have been an error of principle; to have yielded now would have been an error of judgment.
As if a benevolent despot might not by any error of judgment destroy his kingdom, and then say, like Romeo when he got his friend killed,
His idea was that there's nothing really wrong with the physical organism of the insane, and that insanity is, so to say, a logical mistake, an error of judgment, an incorrect view of things.
Richard Freeman, defending, said: "Her actions were brought about by a state of anxiety and upset and it was a colossal error of judgment on her behalf.
Nevertheless, the President was honest enough to admit his mistake and error of judgment.
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I think it was a bit more than an error of judgment but he has at least apologised and we should recognise that.
The captain made a grave error of judgment, but he is only human - it's just a shame he didn't act on his error more quickly.
If, on the other hand, a physician's conduct does not violate the standard of care, then he or she has not, by definition, committed any culpable error of judgment.
Cook said: "My error of judgment in this matter has prompted me to reach this decision, which I believe is in the best interests of the football club.