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misgovern

[mis-guhv-ern] /mɪsˈgʌv ərn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to govern or manage badly.
Origin of misgovern
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English misgovernen. See mis-1, govern
Related forms
misgovernment, misgovernance, noun
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  • For, to misgovern well, one must open his purse as often as he forces the purses of others.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • The bulk of the proceeds fell into the hands of the clergy and the hidalgos sent out to rob and misgovern the islands.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • We may govern ourselves as we please, we may misgovern ourselves as we please.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • For the sake of dishonorable peace they leave these native states to misgovern themselves and stink to high heaven!

    Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
British Dictionary definitions for misgovern

misgovern

/ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən/
verb
1.
to govern badly
Derived Forms
misgovernment, noun
misgovernor, noun
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Word Origin and History for misgovern
v.

c.1400, from mis- (1) + govern. Related: Misgoverned; misgoverning.

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