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At the very least he will face considerable bureaucratic scrutiny and delay. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The whole process is also a lot less bureaucratic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We should recognise that no bureaucratic system can guarantee absolute protection. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The bureaucratic delays also appear to have triggered a budget headache for the adjudicator. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What alternatives exist to bureaucratic forms of organization? Sociology (1995)We must be careful this does not simply become a bureaucratic burden on universities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It would be a bureaucratic nightmare anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He hopes he has made the organisation less bureaucratic and hierarchical. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bureaucratic system at least makes the task of adding staff objective. Christianity Today (2000)It would also be a bureaucratic nightmare to invoice patients and collect fees. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All choices are constrained choices reflecting differential bargaining power and position in relation to bureaucratic allocation systems. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Charities say that they are less bureaucratic than the government and closer to the people who need the help most. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If he did, the long bureaucratic process began. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The more formal and bureaucratic the process becomes, the less inclined they may be to bother. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It might be cost, it might be risk or it might be some sort of bureaucratic incompetence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A government determined to spend more on infrastructure should by now have overcome planning and bureaucratic delays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those who trade know that the real barriers to access are not tariffs and subsidies but corruption, graft and bureaucratic delay. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'bureaucratic'
British English: bureaucratic ADJECTIVE
Bureaucratic means involving complicated rules and procedures which can cause long delays.
Diplomats believe that bureaucratic delays are inevitable.
Definition of bureaucratic from the Collins English Dictionary
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