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 welcome.

— misgovernment noun [uncountable] :

• The country's economic problems have been caused by misgovernment.

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misgovern UK US /ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən/ verb [T] GOVERNMENT
to govern a country, state, region, etc. badly: »

Our leaders have misgoverned this country to the point that we no longer have the citizens' trust.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Misgovern — Mis*gov ern, v. t. To govern badly; as, to misgovern a country. Knolles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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