Mistake Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Mistake.

Mistake (noun):

A 'mistake' refers to an incorrect understanding, interpretation, or perception of information, statements, laws, or facts, usually due to confusion, oversight, incapability, or misinterpretation. It implies a circumstance where an error has been made, but it does not reflect an intentional action. In legal terms, such a mistake can typically be rectified or corrected later by the parties involved.