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What does 'practice' mean in 'practice law'? Is it common to use like this?

closed as off-topic by Eddie Kal, Nathan Tuggy, Jason Bassford, CowperKettle, user3169 Oct 31 '18 at 1:24

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  • Please provide the whole sentence. "Practice" can be a verb or an adjective here, depending on the context. I think it's a verb. – CowperKettle Oct 30 '18 at 13:05
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To practice X means to engage routinely in activities related to X.

X can be an avocation or activity (snowboarding tricks, tennis, yoga, meditation) or it can be a vocation or profession, like law or medicine, in which case the phrase takes on the meaning "to do things related to X routinely as one's job".

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