kleptocracy

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noun klep·toc·ra·cy \klep-ˈtä-krə-sē\

Definition of kleptocracy

plural

kleptocracies

  1. :  government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also :  a particular government of this kind

kleptocrat

play \ˈklep-tə-ˌkrat\ noun

kleptocratic

play \ˌklep-tə-ˈkra-tik\ adjective

1819

First Known Use of kleptocracy

1819


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