misgovernment

noun mis·gov·ern·ment \ ˌmis-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt , -və-mənt ; -ˈgə-bᵊm-ənt , -vᵊm- \

Definition of misgovernment

plural misgovernments
: 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

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1565

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