kleptocratic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From klepto- + -cratic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /klɛptə(ʊ)ˈkɹatɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

kleptocratic (comparative more kleptocratic, superlative most kleptocratic)

  1. 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).
Last modified on 27 March 2012, at 15:37