Definition of private practice in English:

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private practice

Pronunciation: /ˈprīvit ˈpraktəs/


The work of a professional practitioner, such as a doctor or lawyer, who is self-employed.
Example sentences
  • Some lawyers who have left private practice point to the billable hour as a central motivation for their departure.
  • Of course the choice for any lawyer isn't just a straight one between private practice and legal aid.
  • In addition, professionals in private practice often report feeling isolated from colleagues.

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Syllabification: pri·vate prac·tice

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