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Hippocratic oath

noun

  1. an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usually taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine.


Hippocratic oath

/ ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk /

noun

  1. an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates


Hippocratic oath

  1. A traditional oath of physicians, who pledge to practice medicine according to the ideals and moral principles put forth by Hippocrates .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hippocratic oath1

First recorded in 1740–50

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Example Sentences

A frontrunner has to live by the Hippocratic Oath: first do no harm.

The spirit of their practice cannot be better illustrated than by the words of the so-called ‘Hippocratic oath’.

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