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Pronunciation:  byû'râkrusee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  nonelective government officials

BUREAUCRACY is a 11 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bureaucratism
 See Also: civil service, government officials, officialdom, Pentagon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bu*reau"cra*cy\, n. [Bureau + Gr. ? to be strong,
to govern, ? strength: cf. F. bureaucratie.]
1. A system of carrying on the business of government by
   means of departments or bureaus, each under the control of
   a chief, in contradiction to a system in which the
   officers of government have an associated authority and
   responsibility; also, government conducted on this system.

2. Government officials, collectively.

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