[klee-uh-pa-truh, -pah-, -pey-] /ˌkli əˈpæ trə, -ˈpɑ-, -ˈpeɪ-/
[kleft] /klɛft/ noun 1. a Greek or Albanian brigand, exalted in the war of Greek independence as a patriotic robber; guerrilla. /klɛft/ noun 1. any of the Greeks who fled to the mountains after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of Greece and whose descendants survived as brigands into the 19th century
[klep-toh] /ˈklɛp toʊ/ Slang. noun, plural kleptos, adjective 1. . 1914 (adj.); 1919 (n.); shortened form of kleptomaniac. noun A kleptomaniac: ”Bloody klepto,” says Siddhartha [1940s+; fr a Greek combining word klepto-, ”thief”]
[klep-tok-ruh-see] /klɛpˈtɒk rə si/ noun, plural kleptocracies. 1. a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves. /ˌklɛpˈtɒkrəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. (informal) a government where officials are politically corrupt and financially self-interested n. “rule by a class of thieves,” 1819, originally in reference […]
[klep-tuh-krat] /ˈklɛp təˌkræt/ noun 1. a government official who is a thief or exploiter.