Etymology
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misrule (n.)

late 14c., misreule, "bad government of a state;" see mis- (1) + rule (n.). Meaning "disorderly conduct or living, absence of control or restraint" is from c. 1400, obsolete except in Lord of Misrule, one chosen to preside over Christmas games in a great house (late 15c.). Related: Misruly.

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misrule (v.)

late 14c., misreulen, "rule badly, govern unwisely or oppressively," also "conduct oneself badly, misbehave;" from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + rule (v.). Related: Misruled; misruling.

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misgovernance (n.)

"misbehavior, misconduct," also "misrule, bad government of a country or state," late 14c., misgovernaunce, from mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + governance.

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