bumbledom

bumbledom

(ˈbʌmbəldəm)
n
self-importance in a minor office
[C19: after Bumble, name of the beadle in Dickens' Oliver Twist (1837–38)]

bumbledom

the world of petty and incompetent officials.
See also: Bureaucracy
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understanding of specialized function associated with Bumbledom.
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