American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An official of a bureaucracy.
- n. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An advocate or supporter of bureaucracy; also, a member of a bureaucracy. Also called bureaucratist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a narrow and arbitrary routine.
- n. an official of a bureaucracy
- From French bureaucrate. (Wiktionary)
“And the irony of that is, the day before -- the Pentagon spokesman said that one reason Secretary Gates wanted the president to get all these individual opinions was to avoid what he called bureaucrat massaging.”
“If you think our red tape is formidable, remember Morocco is heavily influenced by the French, who invented the word bureaucrat.”
“(an official): The term bureaucrat, while often used in a professional and respectful manner, is oftentimes disdained by those who work in organizations, especially governmental organizations.”
“Why anyone would believe that some faceless bureaucrat is preferable to any other solution is utterly amazing.”
“The only good bureaucrat is an unemployed bureaucrat.”
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“The terrible fate of the missing bureaucrat is soon revealedleaving all of Italy in shock.”
“Whether this UN bureaucrat is re-elected as Secretary General should take a back seat to real human rights and real religious freedom.”
“The devious bureaucrat is prepared to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.”
“Just as a po-faced bureaucrat from the Chinese delegation was making an extremely dull speech to suit the dull ceremony a protestor - who I now read was from the media rights organisation Reporters Sans Frontieres - jumped out from behind the envoy and unfurled a banner.”
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