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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A government by the corrupt in which rulers use their official positions for personal gain.
From Greek klepto-, from kleptes (thief) + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1819.
"Mubarak was the leader of a brutal dictatorship and kleptocracy. He enriched himself and his family and friends at the expense of the people."
A Trial Tyrants Will Heed; Winnipeg Free Press (Canada); Aug 4, 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. -Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)