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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty
2. any instance of improper professional conduct
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
mal`prac•ti′tion•er (-ˈtɪʃ ə nər) n.
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Conduct by a professional or official person that is immoral or improper.
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|Noun||1.||malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"|
|2.||malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"|
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noun misconduct, abuse, negligence, mismanagement, misbehaviour, dereliction serious allegations of malpractice
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
malpractice[ˌmælˈpræktɪs] n [doctor, professional] → faute f professionnelle
financial malpractice → pratique f (financière) frauduleusemalpractice suit n (US) → procès m pour faute professionnelle
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
malpractice[ˌmælˈpræktɪs] n (by doctor) → negligenza (colposa); (by minister, lawyer) → prevaricazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. negligencia profesional.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
malpracticen mala praxis f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.