Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

red tape +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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