Adjective "kleptocratic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/klɛptəˈkratɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Africa's poverty won't be lifted unless its kleptocratic governments and feudal economic systems change.'
  2. 'It has experienced decades of repression by a kleptocratic military, communal violence and the degradation of a once vibrant economy.'

Definitions

1. a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be kleptocratic."

Origin

(kleptocracy)