malpractice [mal-prak-tis] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- Law. failure of a professional person, as a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows.
- any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse.
Origin of malpractice First recorded in 1665–75; mal- + practice Related formsmal·prac·ti·tion·er [mal-prak-tish-uh-ner] /ˌmæl prækˈtɪʃ ə nər/, noun Related Words for malpractice misbehavior, negligence, violation, carelessness, dereliction, misdeed, transgression, mismanagement, offense, malefaction Examples from the Web for malpractice Contemporary Examples of malpractice
But the malpractice system is not robust in China, and patients feel powerless.
September 21, 2014
The burden on plaintiffs in wrongful birth cases “is unique, and is inconsistent with other types of malpractice cases,” she said.
August 17, 2014
For one, malpractice issues are unclear, since standard policies cover only FDA-approved therapies.
June 24, 2014
Every decision carries with it an implied threat of malpractice litigation.
April 14, 2014
It was not a surveillance device that could betray intrusion or malpractice on the flight deck.
March 24, 2014
Historical Examples of malpractice
Only a shoonoo doesn’t get sued for malpractice; he gets a spear stuck in him.
Henry Beam Piper
This is so important that its voluntary omission is malpractice.
And been suspected of the malpractice myself if he’d found it out?
I thought there should in truth be heavy damages for malpractice on human souls.
If he does not, then the charge of malpractice may be brought against him.
W. G. Aitchison Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for malpractice malpractice noun
- immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty
- any instance of improper professional conduct
Derived Formsmalpractitioner (ˌmælprækˈtɪʃənə), noun Word Origin and History for malpractice n.
malpractice in Medicine malpractice [măl-prăk′tĭs] n.
- Improper or negligent treatment of a patient, as by a physician, resulting in injury, damage, or loss.
malpractice in Culture malpractice
Mistakes or negligent conduct by a professional person, especially a physician, that results in damage to others, such as misdiagnosis of a serious illness. Damaged parties often seek compensation by bringing malpractice suits against the offending physician or other professional.