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kleptocracy

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noun klep·toc·ra·cy \klep-ˈtä-krə-sē\

Definition of kleptocracy

plural klep·toc·ra·cies

  1. :  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 play \ˈklep-tə-ˌkrat\ noun
klep·to·crat·ic play \ˌklep-tə-ˈkra-tik\ adjective


1819

First Known Use of kleptocracy

1819


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