Definitions for malpracticemælˈpræk tɪs
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professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
"the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
"he charged them with electoral malpractices"
the improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss
improper or unethical conduct by a professional or official person
evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results
Origin: [Mal- + practice.]
In the law of torts, malpractice is an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional." Types include medical malpractice and legal malpractice.
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Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
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