September 7, 2011

"I'm almost fluent" word of the day 9.7.11

a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
a state or organization governed or managed according to such a system.
the officials in such a system, considered as a group or hierarchy.
excessively complicated administrative procedure, seen as characteristic of such a system : the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government.
ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from French bureaucratie, from bureau (see bureau, -cracy ).

Now we really understand the origin of the word. 

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