signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal. (adjective)
Examples of word erroneous
The Ministry of Information accused Nasha Niva of publishing what it called an erroneous report about authorities failing to evacuate one of the victims of Monday's attacks for several hours.
"This is not a commercial activity," Mr. Della Valle insisted at a Rome press conference, rejecting what he called erroneous reports that Tod's would benefit commercially from exclusive use of the Colosseum image for his company's merchandise.
Chavez suggested state television should broadcast a series of programs focusing on the strength of the economy as a way to debunk what he called erroneous predictions from analysts of more economic problems on the horizon.
His broader mission amounted to try to shoot down what he described as erroneous claims that have risen as the debate in Washington and the nation has developed.
Example: MedPAC uses data from cost report forms despite knowing full well that more than 20% of the forms contain erroneous data.