The royal family - along with the British upper classes - have practised circumcision for hundreds of years.
Her practised eye took in every detail of her appearance, and every detail was right.
She was examining Clarence with the eye of a practised dogwoman.
For he danced and revelled, and practised every kind of intemperance and debauchery.
Now that he is hard up he practises on others what was practised on himself.
The vices of great cities were scarce known or practised in the rough towns of the American continent.
But this division is not the only one that should be known and practised.
To such an extent is this practised, that it is rare to find pure botanical specimens in a Japanese garden.
Then he sallied forth with a force skilled in warfare and practised in the hunt.
The Israelites had been accustomed to an idolatry where the most common familiarities were practised with the idol gods.
c.1400, "to do, act;" early 15c., "to follow or employ; to carry on a profession," especially medicine, from Old French pratiser, practiser "to practice," alteration of practiquer, from Medieval Latin practicare "to do, perform, practice," from Late Latin practicus "practical," from Greek praktikos "practical" (see practical).
From early 15c. as "to perform repeatedly to acquire skill, to learn by repeated performance;" mid-15c. as "to perform, to work at, exercise." Related: Practiced; practicing.
early 15c., practise, "practical application," originally especially of medicine but also alchemy, education, etc.; from Old French pratiser, from Medieval Latin practicare (see practice (v.)). From early 15c. often assimilated in spelling to nouns in -ice. Also as practic, which survived in parallel into 19c.
practice prac·tice (prāk'tĭs)
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions. n.
The exercise of the profession of medicine.
The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.