maladminister

[mal-uh d-min-uh-ster]

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 maladministration

maladministration

noun
  1. bad, inefficient, or dishonest management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution

maladminister

verb
  1. (tr) to administer badly, inefficiently, or dishonestly
Derived Formsmaladministrator, noun
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Word Origin and History for maladministration
n.

also mal-administration, 1640s, from mal- + administration.

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