Definition of officialdom
: officials as a class
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So Mr Trump could hardly have done more to aggravate German officialdom.
This required clever and gutsy navigating through military officialdom and hitching all sorts of rides on jeeps and planes.
This happened for two main reasons: 1) Political and economic reforms effectively eroded collaboration within the local officialdom, the group on which the system relies for steady governance.
The wariness and mistrust of officialdom that gives John the the strength to prevail in refugee camps and at border crossings translates quickly into a lack of trust of the Australians who genuinely want to help his young charge.
But the violence in this isolated site was nonetheless an embarrassing breach of the efforts by China’s president, Xi Jinping, to remake officialdom into a clean, impeccably disciplined bureaucracy.
The European Union probably could carry on without Greece, as some members of European officialdom made clear to the Greeks during negotiations on their debt.
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First Known Use of officialdom
OFFICIALDOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of officialdom for English Language Learners
: the people in an organization or government who are in positions of authority
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