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Repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of similar kind; custom; usage. The exercise of any profession.

The form or mode or proceeding in courts of justice for the enforcement of rights or the redress of wrongs, as distinguished from the Substantive Law that gives the right or denounces the wrong. The form, manner, or order of instituting and conducting an action or other judicial proceeding, through its successive stages to its end, in accordance with the rules and principles laid down by law or by the regulations and precedents of the courts.

An attorney is actually engaged in the Practice of Law when she maintains an office, offers to perform legal services, describes herself as an attorney on letterheads or business cards, counsels clients, negotiates with other parties or opposing counsel, and fixes and collects fees for legal work. A doctor is practicing medicine when he discovers the cause and nature of diseases, treats illnesses and injuries, or prescribes and administers medical or surgical care. Lawyers and doctors must qualify for licenses before they may practice their professions.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1) n. custom or habit as shown by repeated action, as in "it is the practice in the industry to confirm orders before shipping." 2) the legal business, as in "law practice," or "the practice of the law." 3) v. to repeat an activity in order to maintain or improve skills, as "he practices the violin every evening." 4) v. to conduct a law business, as "she practices law in St. Louis."

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PRACTICE. The form, manner and order of conducting and carrying on suits or prosecutions in the courts through their various stages, according, to the principles of law, and the rules laid down by the respective courts.
     2. By practice is also meant the business which an attorney or counsellor does; as, A B has a good practice.
     3. The books on practice are very numerous; among the most popular are those Of Tidd, Chitty, Archbold, Sellon, Graham, Dunlap, Caines, Troubat and Haly, Blake, Impey.
     4. A settled, uniform, and loll, continued practice, without objection is evidence of what the law is, and such practice is based on principles which are founded in justice and convenience. Buck, 279; 2 Russ. R. 19, 570; 2 Jac. It. 232; 5 T. R. 380; 1 Y. & J. 167, 168; 2 Crompt. & M. 55; Ram on Judgm. ch. 7.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The private practice should not be allowed and their shares in fee of tests should be enhanced as already suggested.
"We are still seeing some physicians, at least here in Connecticut and in other places around the country going into private practice trying to make a go of it," he said.
Private practice is a viable environment for conducting research, and clinical research should no longer be relegated to the halls of academia.
The proportion with a VL >1000 copies/mL was also lowest at the VA followed by the University and then the private practice (Table 2).
There seem to be more scholarly articles published about the need to merge the scholarly research with applied settings than there are on private practice (Abdul-adil et al., 2010; Brannan, 2003; Curtis, Lenze, Hawley, & Osborne, 2009; Hohmann & Shear, 2002; Jensen & Foster, 2010; Joyce, Wolfaardt, Sribney, & Aylwin, 2006; March et al., 2005; Miller et al., 2010; Oka & Whiting, 2012; Santos, Henggeler, Burns, Arana, & Meeisler, 1995; Wells, 1999; Zarin, Pincus, West, & McIntyre, 1997).
A small private practice would probably not receive competitive rates or may not even be eligible to partner with a large integrated technology firm.
It has been clearly stated in the bill that any member of health services having been dismissed from service under this chapter shall forthwith seize to continue private practice. Whoever having been dismissed from health services under this chapter, continuing to deliver private practice shall be liable for conviction with a punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year by the court.
A fourth of Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) doctors refused to sign the new regulation and allegedly demanded to be paid BD7,000 a month to compensate for potential lost earnings from their private practices.
When researchers adjusted for patient characteristics the results were similar, except private practice medical offices no longer scored higher on any measure.
PsychMG is currently very active, working tirelessly on behalf of all private psychiatrists in relation to the many issues threatening the private practice of psychiatry.
Your organization grows to include employed physicians and those in private practice in the community.
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