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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

WordNet



noun


(1)   Any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape
(2)   A government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
(3)   Nonelective government officials
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Etymology


< , coined by Jean Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay (d. 1759)< +

Noun



  1. Structure and regulations in place to control activity. Usually in large organizations and government operations.