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English definition of “the Hippocratic oath”

the Hippocratic oath

noun [S] uk   /ˌhɪp.ə.kræt.ɪkˈəʊθ/ us    /-kræt̬.ɪkˈoʊθ/
a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their workMaking and breaking promises and commitmentsDoctors and health workers generally
(Definition of the Hippocratic oath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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