misadministration

noun
mis·​ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌmis-əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce misadministration (audio) , -(ˌ)ad- \
plural misadministrations

Definition of misadministration

: 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

1648, in the meaning defined above

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“Misadministration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadministration. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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misadministration

noun
mis·​ad·​min·​i·​stra·​tion | \ ˌmis-əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən, -(ˌ)ad- How to pronounce misadministration (audio) \

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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