Misgovernment



[mis-guhv-ern] /mɪsˈgʌv ərn/

verb (used with object)
1.
to govern or manage badly.
/ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən/
verb
1.
to govern badly
n.

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

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

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