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1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official in a bureaucracy
2. an official who adheres to bureaucracy, esp rigidly
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1. an official of a bureaucracy.
2. an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
[1835–45; < French bureaucrate. See -crat]
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|Noun||1.||bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy |
bean counter - an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
paper-pusher - a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
collector of internal revenue, exciseman, internal revenue agent, tax collector, taxman - someone who collects taxes for the government
taxer - a bureaucrat who levies taxes
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noun official, minister, officer, administrator, civil servant, public servant, functionary, apparatchik, office-holder, mandarin The economy is still controlled by bureaucrats.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
bureaucrat[ˈbjʊərəʊkræt] N → burócrata mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
bureaucrat[ˈbjʊərəkræt] n → bureaucrate mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Bürokrat m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bureaucrat[ˈbjʊərəʊˌkræt] n → burocrate m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995