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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

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

  1. a surgeon accused of malpractice

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



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First Known Use of malpractice

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Rhymes with malpractice



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