- an official of a bureaucracy.
- an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
Origin of bureaucrat
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Bureaucratism demonstrates the limitations of opportunist ideology as a foundation for government.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
- an official in a bureaucracy
- an official who adheres to bureaucracy, esp rigidly
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Word Origin and History for bureaucratism
1839, from French bureaucrate (19c.); see bureaucracy.
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