misrule

[ mis-rool ]
/ mɪsˈrul /

noun

bad or unwise rule; misgovernment.
disorder or lawlessness.

verb (used with object), mis·ruled, mis·rul·ing.

to misgovern.

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Origin of misrule

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misrule

mis·rul·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misrule

misrule
/ (ˌmɪsˈruːl) /

verb

(tr) to govern inefficiently or without humanity or justice

noun

inefficient or inhumane government
disorder
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