Definition: a government or society in which the leaders work for themselves and not for the people they represent
Part of Speech: Noun
1. The small nation is a kleptocracy because its ruler focuses on personal gain and not on the welfare of the country.
2. If a king is more concerned about filling his castle with gold than with feeding his people, he rules his lands through kleptocracy.
3. In a democracy, leaders rule for the good of society; in a kleptocracy, leaders are driven by their own greed.