adjective see kleptocracy

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  • kleptocratic — adjective /klɛptə(ʊ)ˈkɹatɪk/ Pertaining to a kleptocracy; characterised by rulers or leaders who are thieves. Once the biggest company in Africa, Gecamines production plunged during the kleptocratic dictatorship of President Mobutu Sese Seko… …   Wiktionary

  • kleptocratic — See kleptocrat. * * * …   Universalium

  • kleptocratic — klep·to·crat·ic …   English syllables

  • kleptocratic — adjective see kleptocracy …   Useful english dictionary

  • kleptocracy — kleptocratic /klep teuh krat ik/, adj. /klep tok reuh see/, n., pl. kleptocracies. a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves. [1815 20; klepto (comb. form of Gk kléptes thief) + …   Universalium

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

  • 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

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  • Plutocracy — is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. In a plutocracy, the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low. This can apply to a multitude of government systems, as the key elements of plutocracy… …   Wikipedia

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