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Pronunciation:  mal'praktis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
  2. [n]  professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"

MALPRACTICE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal*prac"tice\, n. [Mal- + practice.]
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.
[Written also {malepractice}.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sued for malpractice means a need to change your ways and attitude.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Malpractice is a medicolegal term alleging a practitioner of performing below the standard of practice of a profession. Four basic elements need to be considered:
  • is there a duty of care owed towards the complainant
  • is there a breach of that duty of care
  • is there some harm or injury done
  • is the harm or injury done directly related to or caused by the breach of the duty of care
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Any professional misconduct.
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