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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

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bureaucrat

nBürokrat m

bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəʊˌkræt] nburocrate m/f
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Even Russia has rescued the telephone from her bureaucrats and is now offering it freely to men of enterprise.
The bearded bureaucrat sat at his post, mysteriously self-possessed like an idol with dim, unreadable eyes.
Razumov on his side of the table bowed slightly to the seated bureaucrat.
"I have here some of your reports," said the bureaucrat in an unexpectedly soft and weary voice, and pressing the tip of his forefinger on the papers with force.
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I hope the articles are right, but I have this word of caution: Bureaucrats always become more courageous in the final months of a presidency.
Faced with bureaucrats who may disagree with them on policy and who are advantaged by private information, superiors choose rules and procedures to try to ensure that agencies do what they are supposed to do.
Answer: as the warfare state metastasizes, its bureaucrats will continue to accumulate more power to monitor, control, and restrict the activities of law-abiding citizens.
Among schools all across Milwaukee that autumn, word about the test-box rebellion spread quickly, if only because acts of subversion were such rarities in a system where power was closely held by bureaucrats and where schools were expected to respect, honor, and obey the central office.
Now we would like to request all the Aboriginal leaders to unite and support us so that we can make sure that this $5 billion in new funding announced by the federal government is not controlled and administered by bureaucrats who consider Aboriginal Canadians as lower class citizens of this country.
My hypothesis is that the loss of bureaucratic influence has been a function of the declining position of former bureaucrats within the ruling Liberal Democrat Party (LDP), and that politicians who were able to enter the Diet at a young age (due to hereditary recruitment) have gained influence.
The lack of genuine priority given to the life issues by Catholic Church bureaucrats has for many years been one of the most painful obstacles to success for U.S.