Kleptocracy definition

klĕp-tŏkrə-sē
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A corrupt political regime characterized by widespread theft of its nation's wealth and resources.
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A government characterized by rampant greed and corruption.
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A corrupt and dishonest government characterised by greed.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of kleptocracy - cleptocracy

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kleptocracy
Plural:
kleptocracies

Origin of kleptocracy

  • Greek kleptein to steal –cracy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • klepto- +‎ -cracy

    From Wiktionary