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bureaucracy (plural bureaucracies)
- government by bureaus or their administrators or officers.
- a system of administration based upon organisation into bureaus, division of labour, a hierarchy of authority, etc., designed to dispose of a large body of work in a routine manner.
- the body of officers and administrators, especially of a government.
- any administration characterised by excessive red tape and routine.
system of administration