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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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Success indicators that were related to reconciling the vision, mission, and financial realities included: (a) practice being integral to mission, vision, and strategic plan; (b) academic practice being recognized on the organizational chart; (c) a critical mass of faculty in practice; (d) a comprehensive faculty practice plan; (e) the tripartite mission being addressed in practice goals; (e) practice being addressed in appointment, promotion, and tenure criteria; and (f) leadership/administrative commitment to the practice program being demonstrated.
Since practice situations generally foster minimal evaluation and social comparison as compared to competition, the function of practice goals may be on skill development/improvement, as opposed to arousal goals and mental toughness goals, which may he more prominent in competition.
And after Southampton boss Gordon Strachan had watched his goalkeeper Antti Niemi help score a 93rdminute equaliser,he quipped: ``We don't practice goals like that in training.''
After about seven years in practice, lawyers reach a point where life and practice goals are no longer set for them by schools, bar examiners or law practice managers.
Identifying the limits of critical social work as positing a homogenising, and by definition a dominating and oppressive theory for radical egalitarism and reform, she questions critical activists' practice goals and relevance to contemporary settings.
I've also used group planning processes for setting practice goals and discussing the key financial indicators and referral patterns--group work, g roup buy-in!
Therefore, in addition to a goal related to content knowledge in the subject area that could apply to any program in a college or university setting, radiography and radiation therapy programs must have specific goals related to clinical practice and multiple outcome measures that allow the evaluation of the extent to which the program has reached the clinical practice goals. The educational programs in hospital settings inherently include clinical practice goals.
My strategy for solving this all along has been to redirect his initial practice goals (of basics before artistic expression is explored) from accuracy to control.
Clue is committed to achieving 100% client satisfaction and helping dentists exceed their practice goals.
Both are useful tools and must be used effectively to achieve practice goals. Praise is a wonderful thing for an individual or group experience.
As Griffin began to focus on the specifics of the EMR in conjunction with the eventual practice goals, a clear picture of the staff criteria began to emerge.
Though it is impossible to draw up a list of practice goals that can apply to everyone, it is quite possible to draft a master list from which each player can choose five or six specific objectives to work on during the post season.

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