misrule

[mis-rool]
noun
1.
bad or unwise rule; misgovernment.
2.
disorder or lawlessness.
verb (used with object), misruled, misruling.
3.
to misgovern.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English misreulen (v.), misreule (noun). See mis-1, rule

misruler, noun
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misrule (ˌmɪsˈruːl)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to govern inefficiently or without humanity or justice
 
n
2.  inefficient or inhumane government
3.  disorder

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misrule
1399, "bad government of a state;" see mis- (1) + rule. Meaning "disorderly conduct or living" is from c.1400, obsolete except in Lord of Misrule, one chosen to preside over Christmas games in a great house (1491).
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Example sentences
Years of misrule by short-sighted ideologues have led to economic collapse.
But corruption, unemployment and misrule have worsened.
We can't forget the misrule and corruption of her government.
Focuses on political misrule through the use of statistics.
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