Definitions for: Bureaucracy


[n] nonelective government officials



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: bureaucratism

See Also: civil service, government officials, officialdom, Pentagon

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