Definition of “the Hippocratic oath” - English Dictionary

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“the Hippocratic oath” in British English

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the Hippocratic oathnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌhɪp.ə.kræt.ɪk ˈəʊθ/ us /ˌhɪp.ə.kræt̬.ɪk ˈoʊθ/

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 work

(Definition of “the Hippocratic oath” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)