I noun anarchism, anarchy, breakdown of administration, chaos, confusion, disorder, disorganization, impolicy, lawlessness, maladministration, malfeasance, misconduct, misdirection, misgovernment, misguidance, mishandling, mismanagement, turmoil, unruliness II index anarchy, lynch law, maladministration, misemploy, misgovern, mismanage, mistreat, oppression

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  • Misrule — Mis*rule , n. 1. The act, or the result, of misruling. [1913 Webster] 2. Disorder; confusion; tumult from insubordination. [1913 Webster] Enormous riot and misrule surveyed. Pope. [1913 Webster] {Abbot of Misrule}, or {Lord of Misrule}. See under …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misrule — Misrule, Lord of →↑Lord of Misrule, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Misrule — Mis*rule , v. t. & i. To rule badly; to misgovern. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misrule — ► NOUN 1) unfair or inefficient government. 2) disruption of peace; disorder. ► VERB ▪ govern badly …   English terms dictionary

  • misrule — [mis ro͞ol′, mis′ro͞ol΄] vt. misruled, misruling to rule badly or unjustly; misgovern n. 1. misgovernment 2. disorder or riot …   English World dictionary

  • misrule — {{11}}misrule (n.) late 14c., bad government of a state; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + RULE (Cf. rule) (n.). Meaning disorderly conduct or living is from c.1400, obsolete except in Lord of Misrule, one chosen to preside over Christmas games in a great …   Etymology dictionary

  • misrule — [[t]mɪ̱sru͟ːl[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone s government of a country as misrule, you are critical of them for governing their country badly or unfairly. He was arrested last December, accused of corruption and misrule...… …   English dictionary

  • misrule — mis|rule [ˌmısˈru:l] n [U] formal bad government ▪ The country has suffered years of misrule by a weak and corrupt government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misrule — mis|rule [ mıs rul ] noun uncount FORMAL bad government of a country: a country that has had to tolerate years of misrule a. MAINLY LITERARY uncontrolled or violent behavior …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misrule — noun (U) formal bad government: years of misrule by a weak and corrupt government …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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