misadministration

noun mis·ad·min·is·tra·tion \ ˌmis-əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən , -(ˌ)ad- \

Definition of misadministration

plural misadministrations
: the act, process, or an instance of administering poorly or wrongly : mistaken or improper administration
  • … a million-dollar judgment for a case involving the misadministration of psychiatric drugs to patients.
  • —Kathy Barks Hoffman
  • … city governments that are strapped for cash because of wasteful programs, declining tax bases and misadministration of municipal services …
  • —Peter Roff and James Chapin

First Known Use of misadministration

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misadministration

noun mis·ad·min·i·stra·tion \ ˌmis-əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən, -(ˌ)ad- \

medical Definition of misadministration

: the act, process, or an instance of administering poorly or wrongly
  • misadministration of radiation therapy
  • medical misadministrations

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