bureaucracy - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/bjʊəˈrɒkrəsi/
singularbureaucracy
pluralbureaucracies
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a complicated and annoying system of rules and processes

    a maze of bureaucracy

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the people employed to run government organizations

    France created a powerful centralized bureaucracy.