Definition of maladministration in English:

maladministration

noun

formal
  • [mass noun] Inefficient or dishonest administration; mismanagement:

    ‘I found no maladministration in the council's actions’
    • ‘We have only the Roman account, but it is enough to reveal maladministration ranging from the callously negligent to the undeniably criminal.’
    • ‘On the contrary they are those that have been unable to participate in globalisation because of war, corruption, or maladministration.’
    • ‘There were no findings of maladministration, or wrong doing in the management of the Regional Partnerships Program.’
    • ‘The decision to weaken still further the funding requirement in 2002 was taken with maladministration.’
    • ‘She said maladministration in the Department of Health ‘doesn't just affect public officials’.’
    mismanagement, mishandling, misgovernment, misrule, incompetence, inefficiency, bungling, blundering
    malpractice, misconduct, corruption, dishonesty
    malfeasance, misfeasance
    malversation
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Pronunciation:

maladministration

/ˌmalədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃn/