from The Century Dictionary.
- Relating to or of the nature of bureaucracy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of, relating to, or resembling, a bureaucracy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to
bureaucracyor the actions of bureaucrats.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy
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Some in the Bush administration appear to believe that paying prevailing wages, maintaining nondiscrimination standards and documenting workers 'identities are examples of what they term bureaucratic inefficiency or red tape.
The congressman told me he plans to hold FEMA accountable for what he calls a bureaucratic mess.
Several participants from different countries were critical of what they called bureaucratic red tape at both central and regional government levels.
Mr Netanyahu voiced regret yesterday for what he described as bureaucratic happenstance.
Benjamin Netanyahu voiced regret on Sunday for what he described as bureaucratic happenstance.
However, she told reporters on her plane to New Delhi that the signing had to be delayed because of what she described as bureaucratic rather than substantive issues.
Technically perhaps a true statement, but the emanations and penumbras of the bill will result in bureaucratic decision-making when it comes to who gets treatment and who does not.
It would not be so bad if these tests were actually based on science or some objective measure but they are usually exercises in bureaucratic futility.
Still trying to interpret the 1071 pages in bureaucratic form,
Sometimes we get too many laws, and bylaws and requirements and procedures that muddy our lives in bureaucratic paperwork and hoop.