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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mal-prak′tis, n. evil practice or conduct: practice contrary to established rules.—n. Malpractit′ioner, a physician guilty of 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)
The numerical value of malpractice in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of malpractice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I feel intimidated because of our open criticism of the malpractice and corruption by officials and job agents.
If I were one of the leaders of the global jihadist movement and I didn't infiltrate that group of people with my people ... that would be almost malpractice.
If I were one of the leaders of the global jihadist movement and I didn't infiltrate that group of people with my people, I -- that would be almost malpractice.
If you ask physicians what’s the number one concern they have when you talk to them about their careers, I would say malpractice will come up as one of their top concerns.
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