private practice

noun

Definition of private practice

  1. :  a professional business (such as that of a lawyer or doctor) that is not controlled or paid for by the government or a larger company (such as a hospital) After years as attorney general, he returned to private practice.

Word by Word Definitions

privateplay
  1. :  intended for or restricted to the use of a particular person, group, or class

    :  belonging to or concerning an individual person, company, or interest

    :  restricted to the individual or arising independently of others

  1. :  one not in public office

    :  privacy

    :  private parts

practice
  1. :  carry out, apply

    :  to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually

    :  to be professionally engaged in

  1. :  actual performance or application

    :  a repeated or customary action

    :  the usual way of doing something


Medical Dictionary

private practice

noun

Medical Definition of private practice

  1. 1:  practice of a profession (as medicine) independently and not as an employee

  2. 2:  the patients depending on and using the services of a physician in private practice


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