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misgovern

[ mis-guhv-ern ]
/ mɪsˈgʌv ərn /
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verb (used with object)
to govern or manage badly.
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Origin of misgovern

First recorded in 1375–1425, misgovern is from the late Middle English word misgovernen.See mis-1, govern

OTHER WORDS FROM misgovern

mis·gov·ern·ment, mis·gov·ern·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misgovern

misgovern
/ (ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən) /

verb
to govern badly

Derived forms of misgovern

misgovernment, nounmisgovernor, noun
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