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Meaning of "kleptocracy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KLEPTOCRACY

From klepto(mania) + -cracy.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KLEPTOCRACY

kleptocracy  [ˌklɛpˈtɒkrəsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KLEPTOCRACY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kleptocracy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KLEPTOCRACY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kleptocracy

Kleptocracy

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.

Definition of kleptocracy in the English dictionary

The definition of kleptocracy in the dictionary is a government where officials are politically corrupt and financially self-interested.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KLEPTOCRACY


adhocracy
ædˈhɒkrəsɪ
aristocracy
ˌærɪˈstɒkrəsɪ
autocracy
ɔːˈtɒkrəsɪ
bureaucracy
bjʊəˈrɒkrəsɪ
cleptocracy
ˌklɛpˈtɒkrəsɪ
democracy
dɪˈmɒkrəsɪ
despotocracy
ˌdɛspəˈtɒkrəsɪ
ergatocracy
ˌɜːɡəˈtɒkrəsɪ
gerontocracy
ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒkrəsɪ
hypocrisy
hɪˈpɒkrəsɪ
kakistocracy
ˌkækɪˈstɒkrəsɪ
meritocracy
ˌmɛrɪˈtɒkrəsɪ
pedantocracy
ˌpedənˈtɒkrəsɪ
plantocracy
plɑːnˈtɒkrəsɪ
plutocracy
pluːˈtɒkrəsɪ
squattocracy
skwɒˈtɒkrəsɪ
stratocracy
strəˈtɒkrəsɪ
technocracy
tɛkˈnɒkrəsɪ
thalattocracy
ˌθæləˈtɒkrəsɪ
theocracy
θɪˈɒkrəsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KLEPTOCRACY

kleinhuisie
Kleist
Klemperer
klendusic
klendusity
klepht
klephtic
klephtism
klepto
kleptocracies
kleptocratic
kleptomania
kleptomaniac
klett
kletterschuh
kletterschuhe
klezmer
klezmer music

WORDS THAT END LIKE KLEPTOCRACY

accuracy
Christian Democracy
chrysocracy
cottonocracy
demonocracy
doulocracy
dulocracy
industrial democracy
liberal democracy
mediocracy
millocracy
monocracy
ochlocracy
pantisocracy
parliamentary democracy
people´s democracy
ptochocracy
slavocracy
social democracy
thalassocracy
timocracy

Synonyms and antonyms of kleptocracy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kleptocracy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KLEPTOCRACY

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The translations of kleptocracy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kleptocracy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盗贼统治
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cleptocracia
570 millions of speakers

English

kleptocracy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

kleptocracy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاختلاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клептократии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cleptocracia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kleptocracy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kleptocratie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kleptokrasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kleptokratie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泥棒政治
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

kleptocracy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kleptokrasi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

kleptocracy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைகூறுவோரையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्लिप्टॉजिस्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kleptokrasi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cleptocrazia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kleptocracy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клептократії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kleptocrații
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

kleptocracy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kleptocracy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kleptocracy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kleptokrati
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kleptocracy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KLEPTOCRACY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KLEPTOCRACY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kleptocracy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KLEPTOCRACY»

Discover the use of kleptocracy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kleptocracy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Calamari Kleptocracy
Peace-loving Thor Gunderson has to make a choice when A Panini for Your Thoughts, the Fascist-themed Italian restaurant where he works, devises an incendiary plan to eliminate its competition.
Nicolas Sansone, 2012
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Government of the Crooks, by the Crooks, for the Crooks
Kleptocracy took over Wall Street. Nearly all the stock traders in Wall Street wenthaywire. The bankers degenerated into crooks. The Securities and Exchange Commission got the Wall Street kingpins nailed. Everyone seems to be on the take.
Emmanuel Onyemaghani Owah, 2011
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Chasing Dirty Money: The Fight Against Money Laundering
to the incidence of kleptocracy. Widespread corruption, in turn, can undermine the integrity of the financial system.13 Assessing the effectiveness of the AML regime in reducing kleptocracy more narrowly, and corruption more broadly, relies to ...
Peter Reuter
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African Nationalism in Cold War Politics
Contemporary Cameroon has evolved from a colonial kleptocratic state toapostcolonial kleptocracy. Thecolonial kleptocratic state was controlled by French men, whose reasons for being in Cameroon was to ensure the glory of France by ...
Emmanuel Konde, 2012
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Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China
Instead, kleptocracy tends to be a system wherein “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” to use Lord Acton's famous dictum. Not satisfied with enjoying the trappings of power, kleptocracy begins to emerge when the ...
Andrew Wedeman, 2012
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The Impact of Kleptocracy on Economic Development: The Case ...
Although corruption in Lebanon has old roots, it has been seriously intensified as a result of civil war. Post war corruption is manifested through what resembles autocratic rules upon territories, rent-se eking, and wasted resources.
Sireen Rashid Jannoun, American University of Beirut. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Department of Economics, 2006
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Kleptocracy
Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Ancient Greek: (thief) and (rule), "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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The Economics of Organised Crime
The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 1990 1 Introduction Motivated by observations such as these, recent research has developed a positive theory of what I have called 'proprietary public finance', or, more colourfully, 'kleptocracy'. [ See, for ...
Gianluca Fiorentini, Sam Peltzman, 1997
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The Logic of Political Survival
Kleptocracy Kleptocracy plays a more complicated role in our model than any of the other factors we have thus far examined. The opportunity for the incumbent leadership to steal from the state depends on how much must be spent on keeping ...
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, 2005
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Road Companion to Democracy and Meritocracy: Further Essays ...
Kleptocracy. and. Mendacity. as. Identification. Marks. T. he unmistakable identification marks of the political regime which is co-extensive with the Ahidjo dictatorship without being identical with it are kleptocracyand mendacity or in plainer ...
Godfrey B. Tangwa, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KLEPTOCRACY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kleptocracy is used in the context of the following news items.
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CAB takes action in Nigeria over 'looted' $6.5m - Independent.ie
According to the US Department of Justice, General Abacha used his public office "to loot millions of dollars" in a "brazen acts of kleptocracy.". «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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As Buhari Arrives Washington, DC By Sonala Olumhense | Sahara …
The United States, which never hid its disdain for the Jonathan kleptocracy masquerading as theatre, will be throwing at his feet a giant red ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
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Inside a very bad Iranian nuclear deal | TribLIVE
Iran is a kleptocracy, so the money will be siphoned off to strengthen the Iranian regime, better enable it to oppress human rights, enable it to ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
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4 Big Red Flags in the Iran Deal - The Daily Signal
As in any thriving kleptocracy, that money will be funneled through the hands of the regime, whose leaders will use it to tighten their grip on the ... «Daily Signal, Jul 15»
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Richard Price: a brilliant writer whatever the name
The first owner, an aqueduct engineer with connections to New York's Gilded Age kleptocracy, "died having a heart attack screwing some other ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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The Iran Deal: 4 Big Red Flags for the Middle East (And the World)
As in any thriving kleptocracy, that money will be funneled through the hands of the regime, whose leaders will use it to tighten their grip on the ... «Heritage.org, Jul 15»
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U.S. Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Rewrite | Caffeinated …
If they don't, well, it's clear they're right: That voters don't really care about education, so we're going to let the kleptocracy continue to run ... «Caffeinated Thoughts, Jul 15»
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Vaccinism—The Dangers of Political Ideology
Call it what you will--oligarchy, corporatocracy, kleptocracy--we live under the control of rulers who delegate control in an hierarchical manner. «Age of Autism, Jul 15»
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Little to celebrate in South Sudan
Soon, this violent kleptocracy degenerated along factional lines.” The only way the conflict in South Sudan will cease is if enough pressure is ... «Middle East Online, Jul 15»
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Let's read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out
Instead of warning them that we'll overthrow their kleptocracy if one more word is taught against us, we coddle them and allow them to corrupt ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kleptocracy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kleptocracy>. Aug 2019 ».
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