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"malpractice" in British English

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malpracticenoun [U]

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

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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 reasonable degree of skill, esp. when that person's actions or failure to act causes injury 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 medical treatment overseas 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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