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officialdom

noun [U] uk   /əˈfɪʃ.əl.dəm/ disapproving us  
used to refer to those people who have a position of authority, especially in government, usually when they are preventing you from doing what you want to do or are slow or not effectivePeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
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