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beadledom

[beed-l-duh m] /ˈbid l dəm/
noun
1.
a stupid or officious display or exercise of authority, as by petty officials.
Origin of beadledom
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; beadle + -dom
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  • And then beadledom seemed crazed, and, joined with the many ale-bibbers, were turned out to do good service in the show.

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beadledom

/ˈbiːdəldəm/
noun
1.
petty officialdom
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