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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bureaucracy  \Bu*reau"cra*cy\,  n.  [Bureau  +  Gr  ?  to  be  strong, 
  to  govern,  ?  strength:  cf  F.  bureaucratie.] 
  1.  A  system  of  carrying  on  the  business  of  government  by 
  means  of  departments  or  bureaus,  each  under  the  control  of 
  a  chief,  in  contradiction  to  a  system  in  which  the 
  officers  of  government  have  an  associated  authority  and 
  responsibility;  also  government  conducted  on  this  system. 
 
  2.  Government  officials,  collectively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bureaucracy 
  n  :  nonelective  government  officials  [syn:  {bureaucratism}] 




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