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bureaucracy

noun
 
 
/bjʊəˈrɒkrəsi/
RULES [U] complicated rules and processes used by an organization, especially when they do not seem necessary: government bureaucracyGovernment administration and organisationSystems of governmentRules and laws
GOVERNMENT [C, U] a government or organization in which there are a lot of officials in a lot of departmentsGovernment administration and organisationSystems of governmentPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
bureaucrat
 
 
/ˈbjʊərəʊkræt/ noun [C]
someone working in a bureaucracyGovernment administration and organisationPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
bureaucratic
 
 
/ˌbjʊərəʊˈkrætɪk/ adjective
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