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"The Governance of Thieves" - Technical term, mixed from the psychological term "cleptomania" or "kleptomania" - the urge to steal, and the greek sillable "cratia" - the rule of, as in "democracy".
Often applied to the rulers of Subsaharan African states.
The problem of most African countries is not lack of food, but those kleptocrats in power.
by sam195 August 01, 2005
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A corrupt governmental body made up of thieves, also sullied by nepotism and cronyism, or in other words a synonym for government itself.
History shows that to be governed is to live under a kleptocracy.
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The United States. A country were politicians only care unless there's something in it for them, as only those who lie the best get elected to further abuse power.
I love living in a kleptocracy, money for pointless neverending wars, dieases without cure, and school books from 1960.
by D The R March 14, 2006
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A system of government characterized by rampant corruption and misallocation of public funds.
That country is a kleptocracy in which nothing is accomplished without greasing the palms of government officials.
by Joseph T. Rodolico May 18, 2005
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A system of government characterized by rampant corruption and misallocation of public funds.
That country is a kleptocracy in which nothing is accomplished without greasing the palms of government officials.
by Joseph T. Rodolico May 18, 2005
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