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malpractice

Syllabification: mal·prac·tice
Pronunciation: /malˈpraktəs
 
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Definition of malpractice in English:

noun

Improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official: victims of medical malpractice investigations into malpractices and abuses of power
More example sentences
  • Firstly it said that they engaged in medical malpractice, in other words they'd been sued.
  • Compensation is granted regardless of medical responsibility or malpractice.
  • At the firm, he specializes in medical malpractice and other complex litigation.
Synonyms
wrongdoing, (professional) misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessionalism, unethical behavior;
negligence, carelessness, incompetence

Words that rhyme with malpractice

practice, practise

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