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operative mistakenoun [C]

uk   us   LAW
a mistake in a contract that is serious enough to prevent the contract from being considered legal: The judge decided that the description of the goods was so inaccurate that it amounted to an operative mistake.
(Definition of operative mistake from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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