practice
prac·tice n
1: the form and manner of conducting judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings
2 a: the continuous exercise of a profession; also: the performance of services that are considered to require an appropriate license
engaged in the unauthorized practice of law
b: a professional business

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

practice
I (custom) noun behavior, common course, confirmed habit, consuetude, conventionality, course of action, course of conduct, customary course, established order, fixed ways, frequent repetition, general course, habit, habitual course, habituation, habitude, inveterate habit, line of action, line of proceeding, manner, matter of course, method, mode, mode of procedure, natural course, order of the day, ordinary course, pattern, prescription, procedure, routine, settled disposition, style, usage, use, usual custom, usual method, way associated concepts: custom and usage, practice in the industry foreign phrases:
- Cursus curiae est lex curiae. — The practice of the court is the law of the court
- Multa multo exercitatione facilius quam regulis perciples. — You will perceive many things much more easily by practice than by rule
II (procedure) noun approach, arrangement, conduct, consuetudo, course, course of action, course of conduct, established order, exercitatio, form, general guidelines, governing course of action, governing plan, line of action, line of conduct, manner of proceeding, method, mode, mode of management, mos, observance, operation, order of the day, organization, outline, plan of action, policy, prescribed form, prescribed usage, process, program, protocol, required manner, routine, rule, rules of business, scheme, stratagem, strategy, system, tactics, treatment, usual way, usus, way, way of doing things associated concepts: civil practice, criminal practice III (professional business) noun avocation, business, calling, career, chosen career, chosen field, chosen profession, employment, life, life's work, line of business, line of work, occupation, pursuit, specialty, trade, undertaking, vocation associated concepts: practice of law, practice of profession IV (engage in) verb be employed, carry on business, devote oneself to, employ, employ one's professional skill, employ oneself in, engage in, exercere, facere, factitare, follow a calling, follow a profession, follow as an occupation, labor at one's vocation, perform the duties of, perform the functions of, pursue, specialize, specialize in, undertake, work at associated concepts: practice law V (train by repetition) verb acquire the habit, apply one's self to, become familiar with, condition, cultivate a habit, discipline, do repeatedly, drill, exercise, familiarize with, learn a habit, meditari, perfect a routine, perform repeatedly, prepare, rehearse, school, take training, work at VI index business (occupation), calling, conduct, course, custom, dealings, deportment, discipline (training), employ (make use of), employment, exercise (discharge a function), exercise (use), expedient, experience (background), habit, manner (behavior), method, mode, operate, operation, perform (adhere to), ply, position (business status), prescription (custom), procedure, profession (vocation), protocol (etiquette), pursue (carry on), pursuit (occupation), qualify (meet standards), resort, rule (guide), system, trade (occupation), usage, use

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


practice
n.
(1) Customary action or procedure; the established procedures of law and court proceedings.
(2) The exercise of a profession or religion.
v.
To carry out the daily activities of a profession such as law or medicine, or of a religion; to work as a professional in a particular field.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


practice
1) Custom or habit — for example, "It is the practice in the industry to confirm orders before shipping."
2) A legal business — for example, "Her law practice is located on 4th Street."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


practice
1 n. The rules and procedures that cover all aspects of the proceedings of a court of law.
2 n. A law practice.
3 v. The practice of law.
4 n. a habit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


practice
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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


practice
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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

practice
   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) n. 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."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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