noun see kleptocracy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kleptocrat — noun A ruling figure in a kleptocracy. The difference between a kleptocrat and a wise statesman is merely on of degree: a matter of just how large a percentage of the tribute extracted from producers is retained by the elite, and how much the… …   Wiktionary

  • kleptocrat — /klep teuh krat /, n. a government official who is a thief or exploiter. * * * …   Universalium

  • kleptocrat — n. government official who steals or embezzles money from the nation s treasury …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kleptocrat — noun a ruler who uses their power to steal their country s resources. Derivatives kleptocracy noun kleptocratic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • kleptocrat — klep·to·crat …   English syllables

  • kleptocrat — klep•to•crat [[t]ˈklɛp təˌkræt[/t]] n. cvb a government official who is a thief or exploiter …   From formal English to slang

  • kleptocrat — noun see kleptocracy …   Useful english dictionary

  • kleptocracy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1819 government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also a particular government of this kind • kleptocrat noun • kleptocratic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mobutu Sese Seko — President of Zaire In office 24 November 1965 – 16 May 1997 Prime Minister Several Pr …   Wikipedia

  • Kleptocracy — Part of the Politics series Basic forms of government Aristocracy Autocracy …   Wikipedia

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