misrule

Part of speech: noun

Bad government; tyranny; disorder.

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Usage examples "misrule":

  1. We watch our opportunity; the growing distress of the country, the increasing severity and misrule of the administration, will soon afford it us. - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. It was a good picture, and the Lord of Misrule sustained his part with untiring energy. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.
  3. With Gomez, with Garcia, and with Maceo, in every insurgent camp, there were brave men, American born, who fought for the flag of Free Cuba, side by side with the native soldier, and who gave their lives in the war against Spanish tyranny and misrule. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.