Meaning of “operative mistake” in the English Dictionary

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"operative mistake" in Business English

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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)