error (conjunctive)

It can be proved that two witnesses (B and C) belong together as against a third (A) by showing an error common to B and C of such a nature that it is highly improbable that B and C committed it independently of each other. Such errors may be called ‘conjunctive errors’ (errores coniunctivi).

(Maas 1958, 43)

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