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mal·prac·tice

 (măl-prăk′tĭs)
n.
1. Performance, as by a physician or lawyer, that falls below the professional minimum standard of care or service for a patient or client, especially when legally actionable because an injury or loss has been suffered by the patient or client.
2. An instance of such performance.

mal′prac·ti′tion·er (-tĭsh′ə-nər) n.

malpractice

(mælˈpræktɪs)
n
1. immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty
2. any instance of improper professional conduct
malpractitioner n

mal•prac•tice

(mælˈpræk 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.
2. any improper, negligent practice.
[1665–75]
mal`prac•ti′tion•er (-ˈtɪʃ ə nər) n.

malpractice

Conduct by a professional or official person that is immoral or improper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damagemalpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
2.malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"

malpractice

noun misconduct, abuse, negligence, mismanagement, misbehaviour, dereliction serious allegations of malpractice
Translations
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malpractice

[ˈmælˈpræktɪs]
A. N (= negligence) → negligencia f profesional; (= wrongdoing) → práctica f abusiva
B. CPD malpractice suit N (US) (Jur) → juicio m por negligencia profesional

malpractice

[ˌmælˈpræktɪs] n [doctor, professional] → faute f professionnelle
financial malpractice → pratique f (financière) frauduleusemalpractice suit n (US)procès m pour faute professionnelle

malpractice

nBerufsvergehen nt, → Verstoß mgegen das Berufsethos, Amtsvergehen nt (eines Beamten)

malpractice

[ˌmælˈpræktɪs] n (by doctor) → negligenza (colposa); (by minister, lawyer) → prevaricazione f

mal·prac·tice

n. negligencia profesional.

malpractice

n mala praxis f
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