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malpractice

noun mal·prac·tice \ˌmal-ˈprak-təs\

law : careless, wrong, or illegal actions by someone (such as a doctor) who is performing a professional duty

Full Definition of MALPRACTICE

1
:  a dereliction of professional duty or a failure to exercise an ordinary degree of professional skill or learning by one (as a physician) rendering professional services which results in injury, loss, or damage
2
:  an injurious, negligent, or improper practice :  malfeasance

Examples of MALPRACTICE

  1. a surgeon accused of malpractice
  2. Doctors need to have malpractice insurance to protect themselves against lawsuits.

First Known Use of MALPRACTICE

1671

Rhymes with MALPRACTICE

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