misgovern

verb mis·gov·ern \ ˌmis-ˈgə-vərn \

Definition of misgovern

misgoverned; misgoverning
: to rule or govern in a corrupt, wrong, or incompetent way
  • … but the success of the American Revolution is part of what encouraged French commoners to overthrow the noble class that had misgoverned them for generations.
  • —Ariel Bernier

First Known Use of misgovern

15th century

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