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[mis-rool] /mɪsˈrul/

bad or unwise rule; misgovernment.
disorder or lawlessness.
verb (used with object), misruled, misruling.
to misgovern.
(transitive) to govern inefficiently or without humanity or justice
inefficient or inhumane government

late 14c., “bad government of a state;” see mis- (1) + rule (n.). Meaning “disorderly conduct or living” is from c.1400, obsolete except in Lord of Misrule, one chosen to preside over Christmas games in a great house (late 15c.).

late 14c., from mis- (1) + rule (v.). Related: Misruled; misruling.


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