Hippocratic oath

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Definition of Hippocratic oath

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

First Known Use of Hippocratic oath

1747, in the meaning defined above

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“Hippocratic oath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocratic%20oath. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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Hippocratic oath

noun
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Medical Definition of Hippocratic oath

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

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