Definition of malpractice in English:



  • [mass noun] Improper, illegal, or negligent professional behaviour.

    ‘victims of medical malpractice’
    [count noun] ‘investigations into malpractices and abuses of power’
    • ‘Two people were arrested in Greater Manchester over alleged fraud and malpractice, but neither has yet been charged.’
    • ‘All we have to do is take malpractice out of the hands of private, for-profit attorneys.’
    • ‘Have we reached a point where journalism can be indicted for media malpractice?’
    • ‘At the firm, he specializes in medical malpractice and other complex litigation.’
    • ‘It required cases to be filed in the county where the alleged malpractice occurred.’
    • ‘Medical malpractice and other blunders are rewarded with huge settlements often in the Millions.’
    • ‘The rumours have also caused media headlines and accusations of malpractice and illegality aimed at the farming community.’
    • ‘Is it a deterrent to malpractice but also a deterrent to practice as well?’
    • ‘Compensation is granted regardless of medical responsibility or malpractice.’
    • ‘But uncovering incompetence, malpractice and abuse of power is another matter.’
    • ‘The committee's longest running cases have concerned suspected research malpractice.’
    • ‘A broad definition would encompass all disclosures of malpractice, as well as illegal acts or omissions.’
    • ‘Both revealed systematic malpractice, and led to the imprisonment of several senior detectives.’
    • ‘Victims of legitimate malpractice are entitled to their access to the courts.’
    • ‘He lied about medical malpractice to cover up the abuses of the insurance industry.’
    • ‘John Lemon has an excellent post about medical malpractice and frivolous lawsuits.’
    • ‘Firstly it said that they engaged in medical malpractice, in other words they'd been sued.’
    • ‘A descendent of a famous eunuch of the Ching Dynasty is suing a Taipei hospital for medical malpractice.’
    • ‘Conduct by a physician that does not meet the standard of care is said to be malpractice.’
    • ‘Millions are won by parents whose children die as a result of medical malpractice, and to people injured at work.’
    wrongdoing, dereliction of duty, professional misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessional behaviour, unprofessionalism, unethical behaviour
    negligence, carelessness, incompetence
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