officialism

[ uh-fish-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ əˈfɪʃ əˌlɪz əm /

noun

excessive attention to official regulations and routines.
official methods or systems.
officials collectively.

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Origin of officialism

First recorded in 1855–60; official + -ism
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