Etymology
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management (n.)

1590s, "act of managing by direction or manipulation," from manage + -ment. Sense of "act of man aging by physical manipulation" is from 1670s. Meaning "governing body, directors of an undertaking collectively" (originally of a theater) is from 1739.

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mismanagement 

"careless or improper management," 1660s; see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + management.

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husbandry (n.)
c. 1300, "management of a household;" late 14c. as "farm management;" from husband (n.) in a now-obsolete sense of "peasant farmer" (early 13c.) + -ery.
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housekeeping (n.)
1540s, "management of domestic concerns," perhaps a back-formation from housekeeper.
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horsemanship (n.)
"equestrian skill, management of horses," 1560s, from horseman + -ship.
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curation (n.)

late 14c., curacioun, "curing of disease, restoration to health," from Old French curacion "treatment of illness," from Latin curationem (nominative curatio), "a taking care, attention, management," especially "medical attention," noun of action from past-participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)). From 1769 as "management, guardianship."

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economic (adj.)
1590s, "pertaining to management of a household," perhaps shortened from economical, or else from French économique or directly from Latin oeconomicus "of domestic economy," from Greek oikonomikos "practiced in the management of a household or family" (also the name of a treatise by Xenophon on the duties of domestic life), hence, "frugal, thrifty," from oikonomia "household management" (see economy (n.)). Meaning "relating to the science of economics" is from 1835 and now is the main sense, economical retaining the older one of "characterized by thrift."
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managerial (adj.)

"of or pertaining to managers or management; characteristic of a manager," 1767, see manager + -ial.

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misconduct (n.)

1710, "bad management, neglect;" see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + conduct (n.). Meaning "wrong conduct" is attested from 1729.

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maladministration (n.)

also mal-administration, "faulty or improper management of affairs, defective conduct in the administration of official duties," 1640s, from mal- + administration. Related: Maladminister (1705).

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