Definition of 'bureaucrat'
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Voters had more of a problem with the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels than with skilled migrants from the EU or the rest of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Who were the bureaucrats and the politicians? A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)We would have had pious speeches about the folly of bureaucrats running businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That privilege was held by a hierarchy of faceless bureaucrats who wielded more power than ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is another example of bureaucrats who seem to need a stiff drink themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet the bureaucrats are still pushing ahead with their plans to impose this new tax on us. The Sun (2007)We need protection not from seasonal floods but from bureaucrats and politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The problem is the system is run by bureaucrats and not practical people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She is far more deserving than faceless bureaucrats. The Sun (2009)It is all well for the bureaucrats and politicians sitting in their offices to hold forth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He warned his bureaucrats to work as a team, and avoid inflexible planning. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is appeasement to corrupt, unelected foreign bureaucrats who feel no love for our nation. The Sun (2016)To begin with, land was held back from construction by local bureaucrats. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They did not vote for constant political interference from Brussels by unelected bureaucrats. The Sun (2012)There are two big things holding the programme back: money and hostile local bureaucrats. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who chose this petty bureaucrat to run a totalitarian regime with control over laws governing 500million people? The Sun (2014)And we couldn't have stopped faceless bankers and bureaucrats meddling in our fight against inflation. The Sun (2006)His long, thin features and permanent scowl were well suited to the role of humourless bureaucrat or petty official. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is an unelected bureaucrat. The Sun (2016)Now, bureaucrats are working against the clock to process 12,000 applications as the harvest begins. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Further down the bureaucratic hierarchy, the classic rational image of the bureaucrat seems to prevail, but in the boundary layer something paradoxical can happen. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)
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Used Occasionally. bureaucrat is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bureaucrat'
British English: bureaucrat NOUN
Bureaucrats are officials who work in a large administrative system.
The economy is still controlled by bureaucrats.
Definition of bureaucrat from the Collins English Dictionary
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