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malpractice

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noun mal·prac·tice \ˌmal-ˈprak-təs\

Simple Definition of malpractice

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of malpractice

  1. 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. 2 :  an injurious, negligent, or improper practice :  malfeasance

Examples of malpractice in a sentence

  1. a surgeon accused of malpractice

  2. Doctors need to have malpractice insurance to protect themselves against lawsuits.



1671

First Known Use of malpractice

1671

Rhymes with malpractice


Law Dictionary

malpractice

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noun mal·prac·tice \ˌmal-ˈprak-təs\

Legal Definition of malpractice

  1. :  negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of a professional service (as in medicine) resulting in injury or loss





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