of, relating to, or characteristic of a or a ; arbitrary and routine.
For a journalist, trying to piece together the life of a Guantanamo detainee involves staring into the bureaucratic unknown.
The Faces of Guantánamo Molly Crabapple September 2, 2013
As I fought for services, I felt I was dealing with bureaucratic indifference bordering on malevolence.
The Real Juvenile Offenders Daniela Drake June 21, 2013
Internally, Microsoft has become a huge, bloated, bureaucratic, dysfunctional nightmare.
Microsoft Will Screw Up Skype Dan Lyons May 9, 2011
I hear that life inside is getting too big and bureaucratic.
Jeff Jarvis Asks: Is Google an Evil Empire? Dave Kansas January 28, 2009
This entire ordeal reeks of bureaucratic overreach being bandied about in the name of “let-us-save-the-children” politics.
The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS Chloé Valdary October 20, 2014
He worked little but rapidly, with none of the bureaucratic pedantry of a Philip II.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7 Various
For the bureaucratic order, whatever it was, had to be obeyed.
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
Certainly the defeat of Germany gave a blow to bureaucratic militarism in Japan which in time will go far.
China, Japan and the U.S.A. John Dewey
In bureaucratic France the colonies since 1854 have been associated with the navy.
The Popular Science Monthly, July, 1900 Various
Overridden by military methods and bureaucratic pettiness, Prussia was only beginning to free her hands from internal bonds.
The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
of or relating to bureaucrats; characterized by bureaucracy
1836, from French bureaucratique (19c.); see bureaucracy. Related: Bureaucratically. Bureaucratization is from 1916.
the felony of breaking into and entering the house of another at night with intent to steal, extended by statute to cover the breaking into and entering of any of various buildings, by night or day. Contemporary Examples The burglary details the events and people surrounding the 1971 break-in of an FBI office in Media, […]
opposing legislation that requires the of students to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.
an occupation, profession, or trade: His business is poultry farming. the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit. a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern. volume of trade; patronage: Most of the store’s business comes from local families. a building or […]
the doctrines and teachings of John or his followers, emphasizing predestination, the sovereignty of God, the supreme authority of the Scriptures, and the irresistibility of grace. Compare . adherence to these doctrines. Contemporary Examples “Positive thinking starts in the 19th century as a somewhat reasonable response to Calvinism,” she explained. Why Are You So Damn […]
of or relating to government by an . belonging to or favoring the . characteristic of an ; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the : aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness. Contemporary Examples Both ladies share commonalities in their beauty—Betty was a model when she met Draper, and Daisy was the aristocratic head-turner. Don […]