Etymology
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misgovern (v.)

"to govern ill, administer unfaithfully," c. 1400, misgovernen, from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + govern. Related: Misgoverned; misgoverning.

updated on January 29, 2019

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Definitions of misgovern from WordNet

misgovern (v.)
govern badly;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.