American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Improper or negligent treatment of a patient, as by a physician, resulting in injury, damage, or loss.
- n. Improper or unethical conduct by the holder of a professional or official position.
- n. The act or an instance of improper practice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Misbehavior; evil practice; practice contrary to established rules.
- n. Specifically, bad professional treatment of disease, pregnancy, or bodily injury, from reprehensible ignorance or carelessness, or with criminal intent.
- n. the improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss
- n. improper or unethical conduct by a professional or official person
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
- n. professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
- mal- + practice (Wiktionary)
“At the PP meeting held this afternoon, the UML decried what it called the malpractice of trying to send the nation back to the old constitution and also the talks on drafting the constitution from the streets.”
“Defensive medicine is just one of the supposed systemic ills that doctors, doctors 'lobbies and doctors' insurers invoke when they shill for what they call malpractice reform.”
“Lastly, I’m not sure what changes you are imagining by the term malpractice reform.”
“How much does the average doctor pay a year in malpractice insurance?”
“Grassley also called for reducing health-care costs through better management of chronic conditions and capping the damages in malpractice lawsuits.”
“For more than 20 years, trial lawyer Rick Boothman defended doctors and hospitals in malpractice lawsuits.”
“He claimed that you did not mention malpractice insurance on camera, but I am glad you mentioned that the issue of malpractice is covered in your book.”
“Cap the amount people can sue for in malpractice suits.”
“Medical malpractice is kept somewhat in check by the risk of lawsuits.”
“Just think of the money that grinds through the courts in malpractice and insurance suits each year, mind boggling, they must have one hellua lobbyist group!”
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unpleasantly; badly; improperly; not
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