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Rigid adherence to official regulations, forms, and procedures.


strict, often excessive adherence to and respect for official regulations


(əˈfɪʃ əˌlɪz əm)

1. excessive attention to official regulations and routines.
2. official methods or systems.
3. officials collectively.


1. any official regulations or procedures.
2. an excessive emphasis on official regulations or procedures.
3. officials in general or collectively.
See also: Bureaucracy
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destroyed both the elements of officialism and bargaining, as well as the moral force to implement the rates" (Lakemfa, 2014: 45).
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