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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·rule, n.
 1. The act, or the result, of misruling.
 2. Disorder; confusion; tumult from insubordination.
    Enormous riot and misrule surveyed.   --Pope.
 Abbot of Misrule, or Lord of Misrule. See under Abbot, and Lord.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·rea·son n.  Want of reason; unreasonableness; absurdity.
 Abbot of Unreason. See Abbot of Misrule, under Abbot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bot n.
 1. The superior or head of an abbey.
 2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.
 Abbot of the people. a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.
 Abbot of Misrule (or Lord of Misrule), in mediæval times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the Abbot of Unreason.