Definition of “malpractice” - English Dictionary

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“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 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 /ˌmælˈpræktɪs/ us

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)