misgovernment

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misgovernment ‎(countable and uncountable, plural misgovernments)

  1. Bad government.
  2. (archaic) Failure to restrict oneself; improper behavior; misconduct.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1
      DON JOHN. (talking of the alleged "vile encounters" of Hero with her lover)
      Fie, fie! they are not to be nam'd, my lord,
      Not to be spoke of;
      There is not chastity enough in language
      Without offence to utter them. Thus, pretty lady,
      I am sorry for thy much misgovernment.

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