English version

private practice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Business basics
private practiceˌprivate ˈpractice noun [countable, uncountable]  1 BOBBthe business of a professional person that is independent of a bigger or government-controlled organization Richard set up in private practice.2 BOBB American English the business of a professional person, especially a doctor, who works alone rather than with others
Examples from the Corpus
private practiceRegistered dietitians can be located through hospitals and clinics, and many are in private practice.Solicitors and barristers in private practice are in business and must make a profit to survive.The same thing occurs in private practice.Articles which are available in commerce or industry may well include a period in private practice.At the time he was tapped for the federal job, Coffey was in private practice in Coconut Grove.Percentages are based on a total of 46,652 solicitors altogether working in private practice.Instead of going into private practice, or after some years of practice, the solicitor may seek an appointment.Logically, a far richer recruitment seam is available where case management is a day-to-day activity-in solicitors' private practice.
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