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Synonyms of bureaucracy in English:


  • 1 the higher ranks of the bureaucracy
    civil service, administration, government, directorate, the establishment, the system, the powers that be, corridors of power;
    informal Big Brother
  • 2 the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government
    red tape, rules and regulations, etiquette, protocol, officialdom, (unnecessary) paperwork
    humorous bumbledom
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