Definitions for malpracticemælˈpræk tɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dereliction of professional duty, as by a doctor or lawyer, through ignorance or negligence or criminal intent, esp. when injury or loss follows.
any improper, negligent practice.
Origin of malpractice:
mal`prac•ti′tion•er-ˈtɪʃ ə nər(n.)
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
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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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