American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Growth; development: achondroplasia.
- n. Plural form of quangocrat.
- New Latin, from Greek plasis, molding, from plassein, to mold; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But boasts of multimillion-pound savings have given way to claims that culling quangocrats is really about democratic accountability?”
“On the Daily Politics yesterday, and again today, Phillip Hammond was made to look foolish and their list of the top 20 'quangocrats' includes many from the BBC, C4 etc, bodies that Hammond agreed were not quangos.”
“Today's details included in the ODA's annual report confirms that bosses at the construction agency are among Britain's most richly-rewarded "quangocrats".”
“Nor will any redundant quangocrats next week be donating their six-figure payoffs to Big Issue sellers.”
“By then, of course, Pickles will have gone, cherishing his reputation as a tough guy willing to face down the quangocrats and regulators.”
“Generations of well-meaning arts quangocrats have attempted to crack this so-called "Samantha syndrome".”
“Figures published today show that 26 quangocrats earn more than £200,000 and 158 earn more than £150,000.”
“Etc.etc. So, far from conduction a hefty dose of arson, our beloved Prime Minister has, as Chancellor and Prime Minister presided over a vast expansion of QUANGOs and a proliferation of faceless quangocrats.”
“When not personally pocketing public money, the quangocrats are frequently to be found passing it on to their ideological soulmates in the left-leaning think-tanks.”
“Many of the most ideologically hostile quangocrats have notionally won their positions on merit and the legal obstacles to their extirpation could be immense.”
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