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Synonyms of bureaucracy in English:


  • 1 the ranks of the bureaucracy
    civil service, government, administration;
    establishment, system, powers that be;
    ministries, authorities
  • 2 unnecessary bureaucracy
    red tape, rules and regulations, protocol, officialdom, paperwork
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    Bureaucracy, the rule of nobody.
    Hannah Arendt The Human Condition (1958)

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