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- n. strict adherence to official formalities
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Strict adherence to official formalities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Strict observance of official formalities; a system of vexatious or tedious official routine.
The world's second-fastest-growing major economy has struggled to attract long-term capital, key to infrastructure project financing, as bureaucratic red-tapism, a shallow bond market and faulty project designs have thwarted overseas investors from committing money that won't promise returns in a decade.
India is increasingly betting on private investors to pour in long-term capital, which has so far only trickled into the south Asian country due to bureaucratic red-tapism, a shallow local bond market and due to faulty project designs.
That will be solved by removing the red-tapism that exists.
Conversely, the reality makes mockery of forged statements and groundless claims of rulers that overwhelmingly majority of victims are still living a miserable life due to incompletion of schools, roads, houses and other public buildings as well as at the hands of red-tapism.
Though more than 80 per cent people in affected areas have received their compensation funds for the reconstruction of homes, but their houses have not been completed yet due to numerous factors particularly in economic sense like inappropriate planning in designs, increase in prices of construction material, non - availability of required skilled force, the delaying of payments of funds and red-tapism.
The word is also frequently used in the sense of "red-tapism."
This is an instance of stupid French bureaucracy or red-tapism.
Another instance of this fatal red-tapism of French officialdom came in the shape of a summons from the fiscal office of Vernon, where I have a little country place on the Seine, to pay the sum of two francs, which is the annual tax for a float I had there for boating purposes.
We had, it is true, to ship off our troops a distance of some 8000 miles, but, without counting this -- a natural disadvantage -- there were others -- many others, the upshot of red-tapism -- to be contended with.
And how high above him did this red-tapism extend?
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