Definitions for malpracticemælˈpræk tɪs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  2. Origin: [Mal- + practice.]

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  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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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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