An official who is part of a bureaucracy

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  • bureaucrat — bu‧reau‧crat [ˈbjʊərəkræt ǁ ˈbjʊr ] noun [countable] an official working in a bureaucracy, especially one who obeys the rules very strictly: • the politicians and bureaucrats who run the EU * * * bureaucrat UK US /ˈbjʊərəʊkræt/ noun [C] WORKPLACE …   Financial and business terms

  • bureaucrat — 1839, from Fr. bureaucrate (19c.); see BUREAUCRACY (Cf. bureaucracy). bureaucrat, &c. The formation is so barbarous that all attempt at self respect in pronunciation may perhaps as well be abandoned. [Fowler] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bureaucrat — Bu*reau crat, n. An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a narrow and arbitrary routine. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bureaucrat — index functionary, incumbent, official Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bureaucrat — [n] government official administrator, civil servant, desk jockey*, functionary, office holder, pencil pusher*, politician, public servant; concepts 347,354 …   New thesaurus

  • bureaucrat — ► NOUN ▪ an official perceived as being overly concerned with procedural correctness. DERIVATIVES bureaucratic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • bureaucrat — [byoor′ə krat΄] n. an official in a bureaucracy, esp. one who follows a routine in a mechanical, unimaginative way, insisting on proper forms, petty rules, etc. bureaucratic adj. bureaucratically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Bureaucrat — For the specific role of bureaucrats in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Bureaucrats. A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and can comprise the administration of any organization of any size, though the term usually connotes someone within an… …   Wikipedia

  • bureaucrat */ — UK [ˈbjʊərəˌkræt] / US [ˈbjʊrəˌkræt] noun [countable] Word forms bureaucrat : singular bureaucrat plural bureaucrats showing disapproval someone who is employed to help run an office or government department. This word can suggest that you do not …   English dictionary

  • bureaucrat — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faceless ▪ He was just another faceless bureaucrat. ▪ corrupt ▪ unelected ▪ senior ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • bureaucrat — noun Date: 1839 a member of a bureaucracy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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