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Meaning of “malpractice” in the English Dictionary

"malpractice" in British English

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malpracticenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌmælˈpræk.tɪs/
failure to ​actcorrectly or ​legally when doing ​yourjob, often ​causinginjury or ​loss: They are ​accused of ​medical/​financial/​electoral malpractice.
(Definition of malpractice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malpractice" in American English

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malpracticenoun [U]

 us   /mælˈpræk·tɪs/ law
the ​failure of a ​doctor or other ​professional to do his or her ​job with a ​reasonabledegree of ​skill, esp. when that person's ​actions or ​failure to ​actcausesinjury or ​loss: He was ​sued for ​medical malpractice.
(Definition of malpractice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"malpractice" in Business English

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malpracticenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌmælˈpræktɪs/
illegal, careless, or dishonest ​behaviour that someone is guilty of in their ​work in a ​profession : US ​citizens who receive ​medicaltreatmentoverseas may ​find it difficult to sue for malpractice. medical/​legal/​corporate malpractice allegations/​charges/​claims of malpractice
(Definition of malpractice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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