Meaning of bureaucracy
Pronunciation: (byoo-rok'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
- government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials.
- the body of officials and administrators, esp. of a government or government department.
- excessive multiplication of, and concentration of power in, administrative bureaus or administrators.
- administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine.
- bureaucracy (Thesaurus)