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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A society dominated politically and economically by large corporations.
  • n. An inefficient corporation characterized by excessive layers of management.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A corporate bureaucracy, characterized by ineffective management.
  • n. A society where the interests of large corporations control economic and political decisions.


corpo(rate) + (bureau)cracy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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