noun \klep-ˈtä-krə-sē\
plural klep·toc·ra·cies

Definition of KLEPTOCRACY

:  government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also :  a particular government of this kind
klep·to·crat \ˈklep-tə-ˌkrat\ noun
klep·to·crat·ic \ˌklep-tə-ˈkra-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of KLEPTOCRACY


Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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