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Meaning of "sharp practice" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARP PRACTICE

sharp practice  [ʃɑːp ˈpræktɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARP PRACTICE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharp practice is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHARP PRACTICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sharp practice

Sharp practice is a pejorative phrase used by judges in Canada to describe sneaky or cunning behavior that is technically within the rules of the law but borders on being unethical. The term "sharp practice" is used by two sources; in one a Canadian Construction Board gave an example of "sharp practice" for one party to "take advantage of a clear oversight by the opposite party in a proceeding." According to another source, a Canadian court of appeal judgement, judges should not accuse counsel of sharp practice lightly and should generally not make such an accusation based solely on written submissions.

Definition of sharp practice in the English dictionary

The definition of sharp practice in the dictionary is dishonest or unscrupulous behaviour in business.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARP PRACTICE


apprentice
əˈprɛntɪs
arthritis
ɑːˈθraɪtɪs
Atlantis
ətˈlæntɪs
diabetes
ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs
factice
ˈfæktɪs
gratis
ˈɡreɪtɪs
hepatitis
ˌhɛpəˈtaɪtɪs
hostess
ˈhəʊstɪs
injustice
ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs
justice
ˈdʒʌstɪs
lattice
ˈlætɪs
lettuce
ˈlɛtɪs
lymphangitis
ˌlɪmfænˈdʒaɪtɪs
malpractice
mælˈpræktɪs
notice
ˈnəʊtɪs
osteoarthritis
ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs
practice
ˈpræktɪs
practise
ˈpræktɪs
prentice
ˈprɛntɪs
solstice
ˈsɒlstɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARP PRACTICE

sharp
sharp tongue
sharp-eared
sharp-eyed
sharp-faced
sharp-featured
sharp-set
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
sharper

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARP PRACTICE

at short notice
bayonet practice
best practice
bring to justice
chief justice
choir practice
code of practice
distributed practice
entice
family practice
fire practice
general practice
group practice
massed practice
private practice
restrictive practice
shooting practice
target practice
teaching practice
tice

Synonyms and antonyms of sharp practice in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sharp practice» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARP PRACTICE

Find out the translation of sharp practice to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sharp practice from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sharp practice» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锋利的做法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

práctica agudo
570 millions of speakers

English

sharp practice
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेज अभ्यास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ممارسة حادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

резкое практика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prática afiada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধারালো অনুশীলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pratiques déloyales
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amalan tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schacher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鋭い練習
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

날카로운 연습
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tumindak sing cetha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thực hành sắc nét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையான நடைமுறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण प्रथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Keskin uygulama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pratica sharp
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostry praktyka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

різке практика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

practica ascuțit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αθέμιτων εμπορικών πρακτικών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp praktyk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ogenerade metoder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarpe praksis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharp practice

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP PRACTICE»

The term «sharp practice» is normally little used and occupies the 119.651 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP PRACTICE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sharp practice

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARP PRACTICE»

Discover the use of sharp practice in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharp practice and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide To Shaving
Along the way, you will learn about Che Guevara's beard, Ivan the Terrible's idea of fun, Alexander the Great and the severed head, and how cavemen invented the razor.Super-stylish, funny and practical, this is a must-have for all well ...
Anders Larsen, 2011
2
Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal ...
6 Brian Moffat, ed., SHARP Practice 6. The Sixth Report on Researches into the Medieval Hospital at Soutra, Scottish Borders/Lothian, Scotland (Fala: SHARP, 1998), figs 13h, 13i. 7 Ibid., fig. 13c. 8 The succession of local maps demonstrates ...
Anne Stobart, Susan Francia, 2014
3
It's Not Cricket: A History of Skulduggery, Sharp Practice ...
Ranging from Thomas White, who notoriously arrived at the crease with a bat the size of the wicket, on through the Bodyline controversy and throwing, sledging, umpire baiting, and the recent disgrace of Hansie Cronje, It's Not Cricket makes ...
Simon Rae, 2001
4
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of ...
taxed by one of the masters of the said Court; and whereas before and at the time of the committing of the grievances by the now defendant as hereinafter mentioned, sharp practice in the profession of an attorney was and is, 'and was and is ...
Great Britain. Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, 1846
5
Legal Professional Privilege: Law and Theory
Eustice held that: In so far as those wishing to engage in sharp practice are concerned, the effect of the present decision may well be to discourage them from going to their lawyers. This has the arguable public disadvantage that the lawyers ...
Jonathan Auburn, 2000
6
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the King's Bench ...
The defendant was then obliged to take out a summons for the purpose of amending the declaration ; but, that was not returnable until after the plaintiff had signed judgment That, I think, was clearly very sharp practice ; and I think it was more, ...
Alfred Septimus Dowling, 1833
7
Motion Practice
One court found that ''this tactic on the part of defendant's counsel smacks of sharp practice and I do not appreciate it.''56 (Generally, it is smarter to do things judges do appreciate.) Courts readily refuse to consider such arguments.57 Local ...
8
The law of nisi prius, evidence in civil actions, and ...
ment of extrinsic circumstances need the masters; that sharp practice in the profession of an attorney is, and is Thk Declar- considered to be disreputable practice, and discreditable to the attorney ation. adopting it; yet that the defendant  ...
Archibald John Stephens, 1842
9
The Law of Nisi Prius: Evidence in Civil Actions, and ...
A person of the name of C. B. &c. was severely reprimanded the other day, by one of the masters of the Queen's Bench, for what is called sharp practice in his profession" (meaning and alluding to the plaintiff's practice with respect to the said ...
Archibald John Stephens, George Sharswood, 1844
10
Purchasing Scams and how to Avoid Them
Sharp practice occurs when suppliers exercise their knowledge of the cost of goods or services to them (the supplier) and the value of those goods or services to you (the customer) to price the goods or services at such a level that the return  ...
Trevor Kitching, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARP PRACTICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharp practice is used in the context of the following news items.
1
CEO must pay €9m after 'sharp practice'
Dismissing Mr Slattery's appeal, the Appeal Court said “sharp practice may be a charitable description” of the conduct of Mr Atkins in slipping the clause into the ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
2
DPR Warns Petroleum Marketers Against Sharp Practices
DPR Warns Petroleum Marketers Against Sharp Practices ... still engage in the practice of selling petroleum and kerosene above government stipulated prices. «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
3
Move will strike many as sharp practice after thousands sign up
Just weeks after thousands of new customers joined the market, some of them start withdrawing and hiking the cost of the very health policies they brought in to ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
4
Watch out for credit card sharp practice and always read the small print
CREDIT card companies like to shout about their zero per cent introductory rates but remain quiet about the many catches in the small print. By Harvey Jones. «Express.co.uk, May 15»
5
Tiger Woods on sharp practice round: "I felt like I really needed today"
WINDERMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods didn't just go through the motions during Wednesday's pro-am at the Hero World Challenge. In fact, he was acutely aware of ... «GolfDigest.com, Dec 14»
6
Sharp practice by federally accredited private trainers targeting rural …
Deregulation of tertiary education could be subject to the sort of rorting that plagued the discredited federal Home Insulation Scheme, if industry controls are not ... «ABC Online, Oct 14»
7
TCU football notes: Pass defense opens with sharp practice for OU …
TCU safety Derrick Kindred breaks up a pass intended for SMU wide receiver Cedric Lancaster. TCU coach Gary Patterson said the secondary had a sharp ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Sep 14»
8
Texans get chippy with Broncos during sharp practice
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, left, runs a drill with defensive end Keith Browner during Wednesday's joint practice with the Denver Broncos. (Brett Coomer ... «Chron.com, Aug 14»
9
Sharp practice at Holyrood: how the SNP uses committees to push …
Getting punters excited by Holyrood's backbench committees isn't easy. Faced with a myriad of remits, annexes, convenors and minority statements, most ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 14»
10
Lucy Tobin: Crack down on sharp practice in house-buying
Monopoly was always the most ruthless of childhood games. The one that ended not only in tears but tantrums and two-day sibling silences, usually set off by ... «Evening Standard, May 14»

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