Associations to the word «Bureaucracy»


BUREAUCRACY, noun. Government by bureaus or their administrators or officers.
BUREAUCRACY, noun. 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.
BUREAUCRACY, noun. The body of officers and administrators, especially of a government.
BUREAUCRACY, noun. Any administration characterised by excessive red tape and routine.

Dictionary definition

BUREAUCRACY, noun. Nonelective government officials.
BUREAUCRACY, noun. A government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials.
BUREAUCRACY, noun. Any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke