from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To administer or manage inefficiently or dishonestly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To administer in a faulty, inefficient way, particularly public affairs.
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The syndics and other ministers of state are to have no salary, but such emoluments, that they cannot maladminister affairs of state without great loss to themselves.
Oriental architecture, Moorish, large rooms, almost entirely occupied by the chancery officers, who administer, or maladminister, Jussupow's estates.
"They waste money and they maladminister programs ... then when it all gets too hard they change the leader," he said.