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lapsus

[lap-suh s; Latin lahp-soo s] /ˈlæp səs; Latin ˈlɑp sʊs/
noun
1.
a slip or lapse.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin lāpsus; see lapse

lapsus calami

[lahp-soo s kah-lah-mee; English lap-suh s kal-uh-mahy, -mee] /ˈlɑp sʊs ˈkɑ lɑˌmi; English ˈlæp səs ˈkæl əˌmaɪ, -ˌmi/
Latin.
1.
a slip of the pen.

lapsus linguae

[lahp-soo s ling-gwahy; English lap-suh s ling-gwee] /ˈlɑp sʊs ˈlɪŋ gwaɪ; English ˈlæp səs ˈlɪŋ gwi/
Latin.
1.
a slip of the tongue.
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  • We have held before that a reasoned decision should not be vacated merely because a lapsus linguae occurred.
British Dictionary definitions for lapsus

lapsus

/ˈlæpsəs/
noun (pl) -sus
1.
(formal) a lapse or error
Word Origin
from Latin: lapse

lapsus linguae

/ˈlɪŋɡwiː/
noun
1.
a slip of the tongue
Word Origin
Latin
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