misgovernment

noun
mis·​gov·​ern·​ment | \ ˌmis-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt How to pronounce misgovernment (audio) , -və-mənt; -ˈgə-bᵊm-ənt, -vᵊm- \
plural misgovernments

Definition of misgovernment

: bad or corrupt government It has enough oil wealth for its 32 million population to live well. But they don't, facing scarcity in critical areas—nutrition, education and health—because of serious misgovernment.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First Known Use of misgovernment

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Misgovernment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misgovernment. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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