- to administer or manage badly or inefficiently: The mayor was a bungler who maladministered the city budget.
Origin of maladminister
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Examples from the Web for maladministration
There was a growing impression of maladministration at Washington.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
An impeachment is a trial of a high officer of state for maladministration of his office.Charles I
For his maladministration, gross as it had been, excuses were found.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Clive was called upon to put an end to the maladministration of Bengal.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
He will be long remembered as the one oasis in a desert of maladministration.Chicago, Satan's Sanctum
L. O. Curon
- bad, inefficient, or dishonest management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution
- (tr) to administer badly, inefficiently, or dishonestly
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Word Origin and History for maladministration
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