Examples of bureaucrat in a Sentence
the bureaucrats at the town hall seem to think that we need a building permit to build a tree house
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A terrible punishment awaits Katerina, but not before Shostakovich satirizes a dysfunctional Russian body politic that has fools as bureaucrats, drunkards as clergy and profiteers as police.
The MSPB consists of three unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.
That has led to attacks from Republicans calling him just another Madison politician or bureaucrat.
For the lawmakers, that meant naming names of troublesome bureaucrats.
Where Anderson had punctuated the company’s outstanding performance metrics with sharp elbows thrown at competitors, bureaucrats, and regulators alike, Bastian has chosen a more moderate path.
Trump himself has bad-mouthed the institutions that long have kept rulers honest and bureaucrats nonpartisan.
Both have pledged to dramatically shake up the establishment and rid their capitals of power players and bureaucrats who have long wielded influence.
One of Israel's chief rabbis, David Lau, reacted angrily to the publication of the list, saying it had been compiled by a low-ranking bureaucrat without his knowledge.
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Did You Know?
In French, a bureau is a desk, so bureaucracy means basically "government by people at desks". Despite the bad-mouthing they often get, partly because they usually have to stick so close to the rules, bureaucrats do almost all the day-to-day work that keeps a government running. The idea of a bureaucracy is to split up the complicated task of governing a large country into smaller jobs that can be handled by specialists. Bureaucratic government is nothing new; the Roman empire had an enormous and complex bureaucracy, with the bureaucrats at lower levels reporting to bureaucrats above them, and so on up to the emperor himself.
BUREAUCRAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bureaucrat for English Language Learners
: a person who is one of the people who run a government or big company and who does everything according to the rules of that government or company : a person who is part of a bureaucracy
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