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Noun: malpractice  mal'prak-tis
  1. Professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
    "the widow sued her surgeon for malpractice"
  2. A wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
    "he charged them with electoral malpractices"

Derived forms: malpractices

Type of: actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Malpractice