If someone asked a competent Rav a shaila, and the Rav was wrong, is the "questioner" liable? For example, if someone asked a Rav if one is permitted to water his plants on Shabbat and the Rav mistakenly answered that it is permitted. Would the asker be considered "Shogeg" and be obligated in a Chatat? or is it "Ones" and he is not liable?

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    When there was a Sanhedrin and korbanot, whether the individuals had to bring personal korbanot or the Sanhedrin had to bring a korban for the community depended largely on whether the majority of the community followed their incorrect ruling (among other things) – Daniel Aug 3 '17 at 11:59
  • @Daniel Are you saying the individual will need to bring a korban if the Sanhedrin does not? And if it's not a Sanhedrin giving the ruling? – user8726 Aug 3 '17 at 15:24
  • @Moses613 No I'm not saying that. Just pointing out that there is a similar case which is discussed. It is possible that the parallels don't extend to asking a rabbi a question nowadays. To answer your other question, if less than half of the relevant community followed the Sanhedrin's incorrect ruling, it was the responsibility of the individuals to bring a sacrifice, not the Sanhedrin. – Daniel Aug 3 '17 at 18:31

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