Etymology
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malpractice (n.)

1670s, "bad treatment of disease, pregnancy, or bodily injury from ignorance, carelessness, or with criminal intent," a hybrid coined from mal- + practice (n.). Also used for "illegal action by which a person seeks a benefit for himself while in a position of trust" (1758).

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Definitions of malpractice

malpractice (n.)
professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage;
the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice
malpractice (n.)
a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct;
he charged them with electoral malpractices
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