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misrule

verb mis·rule \ ˌmis-ˈrül \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of misrule

: to rule incompetently : misgovern

Examples of misrule in a Sentence

  1. accused of misruling his island nation to the point of economic collapse

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First Known Use of misrule

14th century

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misrule

noun

Definition of misrule

1 : the action of misruling : the condition of being misruled

Examples of misrule in a Sentence

  1. The people of that country have endured many years of misrule.

  2. the country's long period of misrule had made it a hotbed for terrorist organizations

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First Known Use of misrule

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MISRULE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of misrule for English Language Learners

  • : bad government



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