bureaucratic

[ byoo r-uh-krat-ik ]
/ ˌbyʊər əˈkræt ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a bureaucrat or a bureaucracy; arbitrary and routine.

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Origin of bureaucratic

From the French word bureaucratique, dating back to 1830–40. See bureaucrat, -ic

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bureaucratic
/ (ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to bureaucrats; characterized by bureaucracy

Derived forms of bureaucratic

bureaucratically, adverb
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