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Bureaucʹracy

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A system of government in which the business is carried on in bureaux or departments. The French bureau means not only the office of a public functionary, but also the whole staff of officers attached to the department. As a word of reproach, bureaucracy has nearly the same meaning as Dickens’s word, red-tapeism (q.v.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bunsby (Jack)
Bunting
Buphagos
Burbon
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Burchell (Mr.)
Burd (Helen)
Burden of a Song
Bure
Bureaucracy
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Burgundian
Burial of an Ass
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Burkers
Burl, Burler
Burlaw or Byrlaw
Burlesque
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