What does the word misrule mean?

Usage examples for misrule

  1. It was a good picture, and the Lord of Misrule sustained his part with untiring energy. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  2. 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 by Trumbull White