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    malpractice or wrong practice?

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to know here the differences between malpractice and wrong practice? Are they synonymous?

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    Re: malpractice or wrong practice?

    Malpractice is a criminal charge. It implies willful misbehaviour.
    Wrong practice is not a common expression. It does not mean malpractice. You would have to put it in a complete sentence to determine its meaning, and frankly, I can't.

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    Re: malpractice or wrong practice?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Malpractice is a criminal charge. It implies willful misbehaviour.
    Wrong practice is not a common expression. It does not mean malpractice. You would have to put it in a complete sentence to determine its meaning, and frankly, I can't.
    The context is as follows:

    We hope that the United States will recognize China's full market economy status, lift restrictions on commodity and technology exports to China and correct the wrong practices of trade protectionism.



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    Re: malpractice or wrong practice?

    Practices which the author does not approve of - namely, protections for the trade conducted by a nation which exclude other nations.

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    Re: malpractice or wrong practice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Practices which the author does not approve of - namely, protections for the trade conducted by a nation which exclude other nations.

    You mean the wrong practice here? So malpractice doesn't work here? Could you confirm it?


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    Re: malpractice or wrong practice?

    It cannot work here.

    As indicated above, "malpractice" is an improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment which usually leads to a legal action against the perpetrator.

    Malpractice in medical circles is a hot topic

    The company's malpractice led to prosecution of the directors.

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