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- n. bureaucracy; mannerisms characteristic of pompous, arrogant or pretentious officials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fussy official pomposity: a sarcastic term applied especially to members of petty corporations, as vestries in England, and implying pretentious inefficiency.
From Mr. Bumble, a character in Oliver Twist + -dom. (Wiktionary)