Kleptocracy

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Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (frae Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief"[1] an κράτος - kratos, "pouer, rule",[2] hence "rule bi thieves") is a form o poleetical an govrenment corruption whaur the govrenment exists tae increase the personal wealth an poleetical pouer o its offeecials an the rulin class at the expense o the wider population, eften wi pretense o honest service.

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  1. κλέπτης, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  2. κράτος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus