See also government.
the world of petty and officious bureaucrats. Cf. bumbledom
the world of petty and incompetent officials.
a government typified by a rigid hierarchy of bureaus, administrators, and minor officials.
a body of administrators; officialdom.
administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine. —bureaucratie, adj.
turgid, misleading language, as typical of bureaucracies. Cf. federalese, officialese
an obsession with public employment.
language typical of the U.S. federal government, especially bureaucrtic jargon. Cf. bureaucratese, officialese
the realm or position of officials.
excessively close adherence to bureaucratie procedure.
language characteristic of officialdom, typified by polysyllabism and much periphrasis. Cf. bureaucratese, federalese
any official regulations or procedures.
an excessive emphasis on official regulations or procedures.
officials in general or collectively.
designation for a pompous official, taken from a story by Samuel Foote(1755).
the practice of requiring excessive paperwork and tedious procedures before official action can be considered or completed. Also called red-tapery
. —red-tapist n.