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misrule

inefficient or inhumane government
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With Gadhafi holding nothing back in his assault on the citizens he has misruled for more than 40 years, every passing day will only result in more Libyans dead at the hands of their nominal leader.
Stephen's, Launceston, 'riotous and misruled persons' harassed their chaplain, while in 1540 'misruled and wild persons' in Pawlett, Somerset, prevented their vicar from offering communion as they 'stood at the chancel door' and on another occasion dragged him out and 'cast him over the churchyard wall'.
On a misruled continent that seems to be sinking ever closer to a war of all against all, the resourcefulness of its people may offer the best hope for renewal.