Definition of private practice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    private practice

    BrE BrE//ˌpraɪvət ˈpræktɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpraɪvət ˈpræktɪs//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (of a profession) the fact of working on your own or in a small independent company rather than as an employee of the government or a large company Most solicitors in England and Wales are in private practice.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (in Britain) the fact of providing medical care outside the National Health Service, which people must pay for; a place providing this care A large number of dentists have left the National Health Service to go into private practice. They set up a private practice.
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