noun, plural bu·reaus, bu·reaux [byoor-ohz]. /ˈbyʊər oʊz/.
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Origin of bureau
OTHER WORDS FROM bureausubbureau, noun, plural sub·bu·reaus, sub·bu·reaux.
Example sentences from the Web for bureau
The Federals slept in the square; in the bureaux the members of the committees and the officers snatched a few moments of repose.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
Several works of this sculptor have been purchased by the Government and are in the Bureaux of Ministers or in provincial museums.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Bureau, a name given to a department of public administration, hence bureaucracy, a name for government by bureaux.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
This feeling prevailed at the English custom-houses, at the bureaux all over the Continent, and frequently even at the inns.A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper
The departments on a railroad correspond to the bureaux of the War Department.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
British Dictionary definitions for bureau
noun plural -reaus or -reaux (-rəʊz)
- a government department
- a branch of a government department