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misgovern

[mis-guhv-ern]
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
Related formsmis·gov·ern·ment, mis·gov·ern·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misgovernance

misgovern

verb
  1. to govern badly
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Derived Formsmisgovernment, nounmisgovernor, noun
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Word Origin and History for misgovernance

n.

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

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misgovern

v.

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

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