Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Pertaining to clergymen; or pertaining to the office or labar of a clerk.
    —Clerical error. A mistake in writing or copying; the mistake of a clerk or writer. 1 Ld. Raym. 183,
    —Clerical tonsure. The having the head shaven, which was formerly peculiar to clerks, or persons in orders, and which the coifs worn by Serjeants at law are supposed to have been introduced to conceal. 1 Bl. Comm. 24, note t; 4 Bl. Comm. 307.