bureau bureau  /ˈbjʊ roʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an administrative unit of government
  2. (n) furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Usage(s):

  1. Nonetheless, the executive does advise the bureau, and so indirectly helps guide the king's investments.
  2. Under law, the bureau is obliged to give preference in the sale of public power to such public customers as municipalities.
  3. The mine already existed at the site, and the Bureau of Mines had been using state-of-the-art drilling and bit technology there for years.

News

  1. Court: Bureau of Land Management does not have to protect monuments

    PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to force the Bureau of Land Management to do more to protect two national monuments in Arizona.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Sun

  2. Better Business Bureau warns of tree removal, repair scams following storms

    The Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners of people known as Storm Chasers. They are people or businesses who go door-to-door soliciting business in storm-damaged areas. BBB officials say some storm chasers could leave homeowners with shoddy work and a hole in their pocket.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: News 14 Carolina

  3. Fiscal Bureau: Budget's Per-pupil Spending Bump is Less Than It Seems

    A new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau explains the $150 per-student spending increase amounts to $100 after one-time bump.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

Quotes

  1. "That conversation I had with the Farm Bureau, I was not ambivalent at all," said Obama.
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's my sad duty to report this afternoon that my friend and colleague, Tim Russert ...... collapsed and died early this afternoon while at work in the NBC news bureau in Washington," Tom Brokaw of NBC News said on the air Friday. "Tim had...
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Tom Brokaw Source: United Press International

  3. "Mr. Vick hopes to participate in programs offered at that facility, including the Bureau of Prisons drug treatment program," Martin said in a statement.
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Billy Martin Source: International Herald Tribune

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