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misgovern

[mis-guhv-ern] /mɪsˈgʌv ərn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to govern or manage badly.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English misgovernen. See mis-1, govern
Related forms
misgovernment, misgovernance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misgovernance

misgovern

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

late 14c., from mis- (1) + governance.

misgovern

v.

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

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