- an official of a bureaucracy.
- an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
Origin of bureaucrat
Examples from the Web for bureaucrat
He concentrates on a handful of characters that includes a doctor, a bureaucrat, a criminal, a priest, and a journalist.Albert Camus, Our Existential Epidemiologist
October 17, 2014
After all, there will always be a bureaucrat, politician, or judge eager to set the limits on what is unacceptably offensive.Can a Tweet Put You in Prison? It Certainly Will in the UK
January 23, 2014
But one kinda doubts a bureaucrat would lie and then demand a retraction.Weekly Jobless Claims Riddle Semi-Solved
October 12, 2012
In another, the bureaucrat Maligin is afraid of standing out.Is This Anti-Soviet Art?
October 22, 2011
A bureaucrat goes into a library one day and pulls a poem off a shelf, and it changes the world.The Book That Changed the World
October 7, 2011
Afraid to spit if some Washington bureaucrat wagged a finger.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
I think that every bureaucrat is an outsider and was always such.Virgin Soil
Ivan S. Turgenev
People are dirty, so the bureaucrat says, let us make them wash.Meccania
The bureaucrat was as short in his address as he was in his stature.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
The wealthy and the educated know how to placate the bureaucrat and get what they want.The Political Future of India</p>
- an official in a bureaucracy
- an official who adheres to bureaucracy, esp rigidly
Word Origin and History for bureaucrat
1839, from French bureaucrate (19c.); see bureaucracy.