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[in-uh d-vur-tn-see] /ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tn si/
noun, plural inadvertencies.
Origin of inadvertency
1585-95; < Medieval Latin inadvertentia, equivalent to Latin in- in-3 + advert- turn to (see advert1) + -entia -ency Unabridged
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  • The bill added an inadvertency clause, and gave officers the ability to charge for another infraction or misdemeanor.
  • No part of any fee is refundable unless the commissioner determines that it was paid as a result of mistake or inadvertency.
  • We have discussed many, many times about the inadvertency of a lot of the human error in the system.
British Dictionary definitions for inadvertency


lack of attention; heedlessness
an instance or an effect of being inadvertent; oversight; slip
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