err [ə: US ə:r] v
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: errer, from [i]Latin errare]
1.) err on the side of sth
to be more careful or safe than is necessary, in order to make sure that nothing bad happens
It's always best to err on the side of caution .
2.) old use to make a mistake

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