Definition of kleptocracy in English:

kleptocracy

Translate kleptocracy into Spanish

noun

  • 1A society or system ruled by people who use their power to steal their country's resources.

    • ‘there are too many entrenched dictatorships and kleptocracies in the region’
    1. 1.1Government by people who use their power to steal their country's resources.
      • ‘the ruling party is highly sensitive to allegations of corruption and kleptocracy by the public’

Pronunciation

kleptocracy

/ˌklepˈtäkrəsē/ /ˌklɛpˈtɑkrəsi/

Origin

Early 19th century from Greek kleptēs ‘thief’+ -cracy.