lapse in judgment


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lapse in judgment

noun be at fault, commit an error, deviation from the proper path, deviation from virtue, error, failure to act properly, fated moment, gone astray, gone awry, improper action, improper decision, improper judggent, misbehavior, misstep, negligent determination, neggigent interval, slip, transgression, wrong decision, wrong evaluation, wrongdoing
Associated concepts: negligence, reckless
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"...The judgment of conviction of accused Velasco should have been immediately executed, absent any restraining order from the Court, in violation of [an administrative order issued by the Supreme Court]...This lapse in judgment on the part of the Sandiganbayan justices deserves admonition," the high court said.