bureaucrat


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bu·reau·crat

 (byo͝or′ə-krăt′)
n.
1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.

bu′reau·crat′ic adj.
bu′reau·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

bureaucrat

(ˈbjʊərəˌkræt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official in a bureaucracy
2. an official who adheres to bureaucracy, esp rigidly
bureaucratism n

bu•reau•crat

(ˈbyʊər əˌkræt)

n.
1. an official of a bureaucracy.
2. an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
[1835–45; < French bureaucrate. See -crat]
bu`reau•crat′ic, adj.
bu`reau•crat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracybureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy  
bean counter - an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
paper-pusher - a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
assessor, tax assessor - an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it
collector of internal revenue, exciseman, internal revenue agent, tax collector, taxman - someone who collects taxes for the government
taxer - a bureaucrat who levies taxes

bureaucrat

noun official, minister, officer, administrator, civil servant, public servant, functionary, apparatchik, office-holder, mandarin The economy is still controlled by bureaucrats.
Translations
burokrato
byrokraatti
官僚
byråkrat

bureaucrat

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bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəkræt] nbureaucrate mf

bureaucrat

nBürokrat m

bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəʊˌkræt] nburocrate m/f
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