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Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE) is a phrase used in an attempt to reduce legal liability for potentially incorrect or incomplete information supplied in a contractually related document such as a quotation or specification.
It is often applied as a disclaimer in situations in which the information to which it is applied is relatively fast-moving. In legal terms, it seeks to make a statement that information cannot be relied upon, or may have changed by the time of use.
It is regularly used in accounting, to "excuse slight mistakes or oversights."
It is also used when a large amount of information is listed against a product, to state that—to the best of the supplier's knowledge—the information is correct, but that they will not be held responsible if an error has been committed.
- Alexander, Fran, ed. (1998). "E & OE". The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations (Second ed.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280073-6.
- Stewart Rapalje, Robert Linn Lawrence. "A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions of the Technical Terms of the Canon and Civil Laws. Also, Containing a Full Collection of Latin Maxims, and Citations of Upwards of Forty Thousand Reported Cases in which Words and Phrases Have B een Judicially Defined Or Contrued, Volume 1 (Google eBook)". Frederick D. Linn & Company, 1888
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