kleptocracy[klep täk′rə sē]
kleptocracy definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. kleptocracies
a political regime whose members make flagrantly dishonest use of their official position for personal gain
Origin: ; from klept- (see kleptomania plush -o- plush -cracy
kleptocracy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. klep·toc·ra·cies
A government characterized by rampant greed and corruption.
Origin: Greek kleptein, to steal + -cracy.
- klepˈto·cratˌ noun
- klepˌto·cratˈic adjective