Hippocratic oath

noun

: an oath embodying a code of medical ethics usually taken by those about to begin medical practice

Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Hippocratic oath was in 1747

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“Hippocratic oath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocratic%20oath. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

Hippocratic oath

noun

: an oath that embodies a code of medical ethics and is usually taken by those about to begin medical practice
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