Translation of "bureaucracy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /bjʊəˈrɒk.rə.si/ us /bjʊˈrɑː.krə-/ mainly disapproving

a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully

I had to deal with the university’s bureaucracy when I was applying for financial aid.

(Translation of “bureaucracy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /bjuˈrokrəsi/ (plural bureaucracies)

a system of government by officials working for a government

A lot of bureaucracy is involved in applying for a passport.
bureaucrat noun

an official who works for an organization or government department, especially if they follow its rules very strictly

a faceless bureaucrat.
bureaucratic adjective

the slow bureaucratic process of obtaining planning permission.

(Translation of “bureaucracy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)