Bureaucrat meaning

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The definition of a bureaucrat is a person with an official position in the government, or a term used to describe someone in a position of power who is more concerned with procedure or policy than with people's needs.

A senator is an example of a bureaucrat.

A manager overly concerned with power and procedure instead of people is an example of a bureaucrat.

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An official in a bureaucracy, esp. one who follows a routine in a mechanical, unimaginative way, insisting on proper forms, petty rules, etc.
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An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
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An official who is part of a bureaucracy.
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An official of a bureaucracy.
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Origin of bureaucrat

  • From French bureaucrate.

    From Wiktionary