- noun the practice of acting in an unprofessional or illegal way
(written as Malpractice)Mistaken, careless or unethical (legally negligent) medical practice for which the practitioner may be sued. Unfortunately, not all that is (legally speaking) malpractice is bad practice.
- noun illegal, unethical, negligent or immoral behaviour by a professional person, especially a healthcare professional
- noun wrong treatment of a patient for which a healthcare professional may be tried in court