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

[ˈbjʊərəʊkræt] Nburócrata mf

bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəkræt] nbureaucrate mf

bureaucrat

nBürokrat m

bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəʊˌkræt] nburocrate m/f
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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.
"Yes, in the interests of our noble tongue, it is proper to observe that although the head of a bureau, strictly speaking, may be called a clerk, the head of a division must be called a bureaucrat. These gentlemen" [turning to the clerks and privately showing them the third button off Poiret's coat] "will appreciate this delicate shade of meaning.
Even Russia has rescued the telephone from her bureaucrats and is now offering it freely to men of enterprise.
We also assume that the autocrat receives a kickback from each bureaucrat, with q denoting the fraction of the bribe income paid to the autocrat.
A former bureaucrat of the Finance Ministry, Takeshima, 59, has played a key role in drawing up a government plan on reforming deregulation.
The NAB chief's reference to 'strong evidence' for moving against any bureaucrat obviously brought into the discussion the original NAB brief, the justification for the birth of the bureau all those years back.
It is surprising that former elected PM, CM, ministers etc have been tried and sentenced by NAB and superior judiciary for committing gross irregularities and abuse of power, but not a single senior bureaucrat has been punished.
It is pertinent to mention here that Customs Taxation Special Judge has accepted bail application of Irfan Siddqui in case pertaining to recovery of luxuries vehicles from the factory of a former bureaucrat in the suburb of Islamabad.
PARACHINAR -- Ali Begum, a former well known bureaucrat from Parachinar, has decided to take part in the upcoming general elections.
With focus on economic growth in India, there is immense need for business-savvy bureaucrats. There is a growing need for more IAS officers with professional expertise because some cross-over of talent to the private sector is inevitable, says former bureaucrat Shailesh Pathak, who spent 16 years in the government before shifting to the private sector in 2006.