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n. pl. ap·pa·ra·tchiks or ap·pa·ra·tchi·ki (-chĭ-kē)
1. A member of a Communist apparat.
2. An unquestioningly loyal subordinate, especially of a political leader or organization.
[Russian, from apparat, apparat; see apparat.]
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a Communist apparat
2. an official or bureaucrat in any organization
[C20 from Russian, from apparat apparatus, instrument + -ckik, suffix denoting agent]
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ap•pa•rat•chik(ˌɑ pəˈrɑ tʃɪk)
a member of an apparat, esp. in a Communist country.
[1940–45; < Russian]
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A Russian word meaning a bureaucrat.
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|Noun||1.||apparatchik - a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization); "Democratic apparatchiks"|
|2.||apparatchik - a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party|
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2. (in organization) → funcionario/a m/f, burócrata mf
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apparatchik[ˌæpəˈrætʃɪk] n → apparatchik m
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