Definitions for malpracticemælˈpræk tɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mal•prac•ticemælˈpræk tɪs(n.)

  1. dereliction of professional duty, as by a doctor or lawyer, through ignorance or negligence or criminal intent, esp. when injury or loss follows.

    Category: Law

  2. any improper, negligent practice.

Origin of malpractice:


mal`prac•ti′tion•er-ˈtɪʃ ə nər(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malpractice(noun)

    professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

    "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"

  2. malpractice(noun)

    a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct

    "he charged them with electoral malpractices"


  1. malpractice(Noun)

    the improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss

  2. malpractice(Noun)

    improper or unethical conduct by a professional or official person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malpractice(noun)

    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


  1. Malpractice

    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

  1. Malpractice

    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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