malepractice
Malpractice Mal*prac"tice, n. [Mal- + practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results. [Written also {malepractice}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Malepractice — Male*prac tice, n. See {Malpractice}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpractice — Mal*prac tice, n. [Mal + practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malpractice — n. [Written also Malepractice.] Misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, dereliction, malversation …   New dictionary of synonyms

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