noun, plural klep·toc·ra·cies.
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Origin of kleptocracy
OTHER WORDS FROM kleptocracyklep·to·crat [klep-tuh-krat], /ˈklɛp təˌkræt/, nounklep·to·crat·ic [klep-tuh-krat-ik], /ˌklɛp təˈkræt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for kleptocracy
Proceeds from its North Sea drilling rigs will insure corruption and kleptocracy on a Nigerian scale.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster|P. J. O’Rourke|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How about staging large-scale NATO military maneuvers at the border and freezing the assets of the kleptocracy?
Indeed, a condition of rampant, endemic political corruption is known as a “kleptocracy”—literally, “rule by thieves.”Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no political parties are immune to the infection of kleptocracy in Ukraine.Europe, Stunned by Reckless Russia, Mistrusts Feckless Ukrainian Leaders|James Kirchick|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For many dissidents, the video was clear-cut proof that Burma has become a military kleptocracy.