From klepto- + -cratic.
- (UK) IPA: /klɛptə(ʊ)ˈkɹatɪk/
kleptocratic (comparative more kleptocratic, superlative most kleptocratic)
Last modified on 27 March 2012, at 15:37
- Pertaining to a kleptocracy; characterised by rulers or leaders who are thieves.
- 2008, Nick Mathiason, "New fight for Congo's riches", The Observer, 29 Jun 2008:
- Once the biggest company in Africa, Gecamines' production plunged during the kleptocratic dictatorship of President Mobutu Sese Seko (1965-97).