Misgovern
Misgovern Mis*gov"ern, v. t. To govern badly; as, to misgovern a country. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

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  • misgovern — mis‧gov‧ern [mɪsˈgʌvn ǁ ərn] verb [intransitive, transitive] if a country or organization is misgoverned, it is not run or managed well: • There is no doubt that the country has been terribly misgoverned in recent decades, and that a change is… …   Financial and business terms

  • misgovern — I verb administer badly, administer improperly, administer poorly, govern badly, maladminister, male administrare, male regere, manage badly, misadminister, misdirect, misguide, mismanage, misrule, rule dishonestly II index exploit ( …   Law dictionary

  • misgovern — (v.) c.1400, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + GOVERN (Cf. govern). Related: Misgoverned; misgoverning …   Etymology dictionary

  • misgovern — ► VERB ▪ govern unfairly or poorly …   English terms dictionary

  • misgovern — [mis΄guv′ərn] vt. to govern, administer, or manage badly misgovernment n …   English World dictionary

  • misgovern — misgovernment, misgovernance, n. /mis guv euhrn/, v.t. to govern or manage badly. [1375 1425; late ME misgovernen. See MIS 1, GOVERN] * * * …   Universalium

  • misgovern — verb To govern badly or wrongly …   Wiktionary

  • misgovern — v. govern poorly or dishonestly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misgovern — verb govern unfairly or poorly. Derivatives misgovernment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • misgovern — mis·gov·ern …   English syllables

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