Meaning of malpractice

mal•prac•tice

Pronunciation: (mal-prak'tis), [key]
— n.
  1. failure of a professional person, as a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, esp. when injury or loss follows.
  2. any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse.
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