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 : 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
a surgeon accused of malpractice
Doctors need to have malpractice insurance to protect themselves against lawsuits.
First Known Use of malpractice
Learn More about malpractice
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up malpractice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).