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[uh-fish-uh-liz-uh m] /əˈfɪʃ əˌlɪz əm/
excessive attention to official regulations and routines.
official methods or systems.
officials collectively.
Origin of officialism
First recorded in 1855-60; official + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Government officials of the morning were there, but the officialism was gone.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • It was his second introduction to the hypocrisy of officialism.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • In a country smarting from officialism he felt that he had a strong case.

  • "officialism is nothing if not brutal," Ralph said bitterly.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • You can have no conception of how far the officialism goes till you see it.

  • By no means casual, it is none the less as yet uninfected by officialism.

  • The words were polite but the tone was curt; it was officialism crystallised.

    The Waters of Edera Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
  • Here we have the sublimation of officialism and national phlegm.

  • For once the detective cursed in his heart the red-tape, roundabout ways of French officialism.

    The Rome Express Arthur Griffiths
  • If his thoughts drifted towards any potential expiation demanded by officialism, he put them aside.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross

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