[ byoor-uh-kra-teez, -tees, byoo-rok-ruh- ]
/ ˌbyʊər ə kræˈtiz, -ˈtis, byʊˌrɒk rə- /
a style of language, used especially by bureaucrats, that is full of circumlocutions, euphemisms, buzzwords, abstractions, etc.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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