The incompetent administration of an asset or organization. Maladministration may or may not include *fraud, depending on the intentions of the perpetrators.

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  • maladministration — mal‧ad‧min‧i‧stra‧tion [ˌmælədmɪnˈstreɪʆn] noun [uncountable] formal COMMERCE careless or dishonest management: • Accusations of waste, maladministration and inefficiency have been made. * * * maladministration UK US /ˌmælədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/ nou …   Financial and business terms

  • Maladministration — is a political term which describes the actions of a government body which can be seen as causing an injustice. The law in the United Kingdom says Ombudsman must investigate ‘maladministration’. The definition of maladministration is wide and can …   Wikipedia

  • maladministration — I noun bad job, blunder, botchery, bungling, default, dereliction of duty, evasion of duty, failure of duty, incompetency, inefficiency, inefficient management, malfeasance, malversation, misadministration, misapplication, misconduct,… …   Law dictionary

  • Maladministration — Mal ad*min is*tra tion, n. [Mal + administration.] Bad administration; bad management of any business, especially of public affairs. [Written also {maleadministration}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maladministration — also mal administration, 1640s, from MAL (Cf. mal ) + ADMINISTRATION (Cf. administration) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maladministration — [[t]mæ̱lædmɪ̱nɪstre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Maladministration is the act or process of running a system or organization incorrectly. [FORMAL] ...a request to investigate a claim about maladministration …   English dictionary

  • maladministration — (entrée créée par le supplément) (ma la dmi ni stra sion) s. f. Mauvaise administration. Coupable de maladministration. REMARQUE    L usage varie sur l orthographe de mal composé avec un nom féminin. Ainsi on dit malfaçon, mais malemort,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • maladministration — mal|ad|min|i|stra|tion [ˌmælədmınıˈstreıʃən] n [U] formal careless or dishonest management ▪ He accused the local authority of maladministration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maladministration — noun Date: 1644 1. corrupt or incompetent administration (as of a public office) 2. incorrect administration (as of a drug) • maladminister transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maladministration — See maladminister. * * * …   Universalium

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