maladministration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"maladministration" in British English

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maladministrationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌmæl.ədˌmɪn.ɪˈstreɪ.ʃən/ formal
lack of ​care, ​judgment, or ​honesty in the ​management of something: Thousands of ​refugees are ​dying because of the ​incompetence and maladministration of ​localofficials.
(Definition of maladministration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maladministration" in Business English

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maladministrationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌmælədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a ​situation in which the ​people who ​manage a ​company or ​organizationbehave in a careless or dishonest way and cause serious problems: If the Ombudsman ​rules that there was maladministration, then there will be cries for ​compensation. Last month, the high ​courtruled that ​regulators were guilty of maladministration over the ​collapse of ​finalsalarypensionplans.
(Definition of maladministration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maladministration”
in Chinese (Simplified) 管理不善, 执政不公, 弊政…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管理不善, 執政不公, 弊政…
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