conjunctive error



conjunctive error (plural conjunctive errors)

  1. (textual criticism) An error found in two or more manuscripts indicating that one has been copied from the other, or that both have been copied from a common original.[1]
    • 1996, James Grier, The Critical Editing of Music, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 3, p. 77,[2]
      [] a conjunctive error is one in which two (or more) witnesses agree, and it constitutes evidence of the parallel descent of those witnesses from a single common ancestor in which the error was originally committed.

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  1. ^ James Willis, Latin Textual Criticism, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972, p. 227.[1]