[ klep-tuh-krat ]
/ ˈklɛp təˌkræt /
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a government official who is a thief or exploiter.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Example sentences from the Web for kleptocrat
Abu Mazen, as Abbas is known, is viewed by many Palestinian refugees as both a shameless collaborator and a corrupt kleptocrat.