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[mal-uh d-min-uh-ster]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to administer or manage badly or inefficiently: The mayor was a bungler who maladministered the city budget.
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Origin of maladminister

First recorded in 1695–1705; mal- + administer
Related formsmal·ad·min·is·tra·tion, nounmal·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maladminister


  1. (tr) to administer badly, inefficiently, or dishonestly
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Derived Formsmaladministrator, noun
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