- to govern or manage badly.
Origin of misgovern
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Examples from the Web for misgovernment
Misgovernment and lack of economic opportunity has created "fertile ground for the insurgency."
The second and equally grave threat is misgovernment at national, provincial, and local levels.
What a tale of misgovernment, tyranny, and weakness, does this request tell!The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
Who was the authority who should carry on the government—or misgovernment—of the colony?Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
To South Carolina fell the bitterest experience of misgovernment.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
The former has suffered greatly from misgovernment and the waste of its resources.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
"Ay, Glendower, for misgovernment is universal," rejoined Wolfe.The Disowned, Complete
- to govern badly
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Word Origin and History for misgovernment
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