bureaucratic


bu·reau·crat·ic

adjective \ˌbyr-ə-ˈkra-tik, ˌbyər-\

: using or connected with many complicated rules and ways of doing things : of, relating to, or like a bureaucracy or bureaucrat

Full Definition of BUREAUCRATIC

:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a bureaucracy or a bureaucrat <bureaucratic government>
bu·reau·crat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of BUREAUCRATIC

1836

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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