misgovern

verb
mis·​gov·​ern | \ ˌmis-ˈgə-vərn How to pronounce misgovern (audio) \
misgoverned; misgoverning

Definition of misgovern

transitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Misgovern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misgovern. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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