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

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bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəkræt] nbureaucrate mf

bureaucrat

nBürokrat m

bureaucrat

[ˈbjʊərəʊˌkræt] nburocrate m/f
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Even Russia has rescued the telephone from her bureaucrats and is now offering it freely to men of enterprise.
He is an able bureaucrat and a rare individual,'' one ministry official said.
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He revealed encyclopedic knowledge of every politician of every party in the parliament, young and old, as well as personal knowledge of every important bureaucrat across virtually every ministry and agency.
Is Hazel O'Leary the messiah of efficiency or a bureaucrat in reformer's clothing?
100-year old former bureaucrat Roedad Khan on December 16 on one private TV channel and as per his practice, he tried to distort image of Z A Bhutto unnecessarily by quoting some informal chat with him in Dhaka in 1971.
The life-long UN bureaucrat then became almost enraptured when he realized there were yet so many other areas the UN could control.
He said that health decisions should be made by patients and doctors, "not by bureaucrats in Washington," falsely implying that the Washington bureaucrat is the problem instead of the real culprits in the HMOs and health-insurance companies.