Inside a validate function how can I disallow errors for a specific field and allow errors for a specific field.
Like if I get errors for a field_abc I would like to clear that specific error and allow the form to submit.
But if I get error for a field_def I would like to restrict the submission.

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Edit: Code excerpt from link:

 * Custom Form Validation.
 * Removes all form validation errors caused by a 'foo][bar' form element.
function my_module_form_validate($form, &$form_state) {
  $errors = form_get_errors();
  if ($errors) {
    // Clear errors.
    // Clear error messages.
    $error_messages = drupal_get_messages('error');
    // Initialize an array where removed error messages are stored.
    $removed_messages = array();

// Remove all errors originated by the 'foo][bar' element.
    foreach ($errors as $name => $error_message) {
      if ($name == 'foo][bar') {
        $removed_messages[] = $error_message;

// Reinstate remaining errors.
    foreach ($errors as $name => $error) {
      form_set_error($name, $error);
      // form_set_error() calls drupal_set_message(), so we have to filter out
      // these from the error messages as well.
      $removed_messages[] = $error;

// Reinstate remaining error messages (which, at this point, are messages that
    // were originated outside of the validation process).
    foreach (array_diff($error_messages['error'], $removed_messages) as $message) {
      drupal_set_message($message, 'error');      

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