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maladminister

[ mal-uh d-min-uh-ster ]
/ ˌmæl ədˈmɪn ə stər /
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verb (used with object)

to administer or manage badly or inefficiently: The mayor was a bungler who maladministered the city budget.

Nearby words

maladapted, maladaptive, maladdress, maladjusted, maladjustment, maladminister, maladministration, maladroit, malady, malaga, malagasy

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 (1 of 2)

maladministration

/ (ˌmælədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for maladministration (2 of 2)

maladminister

/ (ˌmælədˈmɪnɪstə) /

verb

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

maladministration


n.

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

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