Definitions for kleptocracyklɛpˈtɒk rə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

klep•toc•ra•cyklɛpˈtɒk rə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.

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Origin of kleptocracy:

1815–20; < Gk klépt(ēs) thief +-o-+-cracy

klep•to•crat•ic

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  1. kleptocracy(Noun)

    A corrupt and dishonest government characterised by greed.

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  1. Kleptocracy

    Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.

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