officialism

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noun of·fi·cial·ism \ə-ˈfi-shə-ˌli-zəm, ō-\

Definition of officialism

  1. :  lack of flexibility and initiative combined with excessive adherence to regulations in the behavior of usually government officials

1854

First Known Use of officialism

1854


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to give authoritative approval to

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