private practice

noun

Definition of private practice

: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

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

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

  3. : restricted to the individual or arising independently of others

  1. : one not in public office

  2. : privacy

  3. : private parts

practice play
  1. : carry out, apply

  2. : to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually

  3. : to be professionally engaged in

  1. : actual performance or application

  2. : a repeated or customary action

  3. : the usual way of doing something


Medical Dictionary

private practice

noun

medical Definition of private practice

1 :practice of a profession (as medicine) independently and not as an employee
2 :the patients depending on and using the services of a physician in private practice

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