noun, plural bu·reauc·ra·cies.
Examples from the Web for bureaucracy
Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.
In other words, what was once a matter of law, however imperfect, is now a matter of bureaucracy.
Only in bureaucracy or horror movies do people get in trouble for compelling acts of kindness.
When the mission becomes murky, and operations slow, bureaucracy creeps in to fill the gaps.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ICAO, a bureaucracy with 191 members, is neither of those things.It’s Scandalous to Keep Using Black Boxes in Airplanes Like MH370|Clive Irving|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor can it be persuaded to exchange its birthright for any mess of efficiency-pottage at the hands of the bureaucracy.The Case For India|Annie Besant
The strength of a democracy is not in bureaucracy, it is in the people and their communities.
Let us break the Councils if the Bureaucracy does not concede to the demands of the people.Freedom Through Disobedience|C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
It was evident that the bureaucracy had been able to obstruct the measure.
In brief, the whole Russian bureaucracy was honeycombed by German influence.Bolshevism|John Spargo
British Dictionary definitions for bureaucracy
noun plural -cies
Culture definitions for bureaucracy
A formal, hierarchical organization with many levels in which tasks, responsibilities, and authority are delegated among individuals, offices, or departments, held together by a central administration. According to many sociologists and anthropologists, the development of bureaucratic organizations is necessary for the emergence of any modern civilization. (See Max Weber.)