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bureau

noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)    /ˈbjʊə.rəʊ/ US  /ˈbjʊr.oʊ/ (plural bureaux or US usually bureaus)
an organization or a business that collects or provides information: Her disappearance was reported to the police department's Missing Persons Bureau.Government departments and organizationsBusinesses and enterprises mainly US a government organization: the Federal Bureau of InvestigationGovernment departments and organizations
(Definition of bureau noun (ORGANIZATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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