Maladministration

Part of speech: noun

Bad management, as of public affairs.

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Usage examples "maladministration":

  1. At the very moment at which his subjects, after a long estrangement produced by his maladministration, were returning to him with feelings of confidence and affection, he had aimed a deadly blow at all their dearest rights, at the privileges of Parliament, at the very principle of trial by jury. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  2. The discontent engendered by maladministration was heightened by calamities which the best administration could not have averted. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  3. A great deal of that has arisen, not so much from intentional fraud, as from the fact that weak and incapable men have found themselves tumbling about in an ocean of bank- notes and gold, and they appear to have lost all sight of where it came from, to whom it belonged, and whether it was possible by any maladministration ever to come to an end of it. - "Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.