Erroneous Er*ro"ne*ous, a. [L. erroneus, fr. errare to err. See {Err}.] 1. Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural. [Obs.] ``Erroneous circulation.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

Stopped much of the erroneous light, which otherwise would have disturbed the vision. --Sir I. Newman. [1913 Webster]

2. Misleading; misled; mistaking. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

An erroneous conscience commands us to do what we ought to omit. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken; as, an erroneous doctrine; erroneous opinion, observation, deduction, view, etc. -- {Er*ro"ne*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Er*ro"ne*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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