maladministration

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From mal- +‎ administration.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /malədmɪnɪˈstɹeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

maladministration (plural maladministrations)

  1. Faulty, inefficient or improper management or administration, especially by a government body.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 315-6:
      Annual auditing was a farce, and since the Chambre de Justice had fallen into disuse after 1716, judicial checks on financial maladministration were non-existent.