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bureaucratic

adjective uk   /ˌbjʊə.rəˈkræt.ɪk/ us    /ˌbjʊr.əˈkræt̬-/ mainly disapproving
relating to a system of controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials: The company was inefficient because it was highly bureaucratic. involving complicated rules and processes that make something slow and difficult: I had a lot of bureaucratic hassle trying to get the information I needed.
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