bureaucrat bureaucrat  /ˈbjʊ rə ˌkræt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an official of a bureaucracy

Usage(s):

  1. The place is declared a disaster area, and an evil government bureaucrat orders that the town be domed.
  2. The son of teachers from the agricultural corner of northeastern Ukraine, Yushchenko spent the early part of his career as a rural accountant and state banking bureaucrat.
  3. He's mild mannered and academic in the way you might expect of an economist who has previously served as a central banker and a World Bank bureaucrat.

News

  1. June 14, 2013

    A good move..All licensing does, generally speaking, is generate cash. It also puts a barrier , however small, or large, in front of our Second Amendment rights, by making gun ownership a thing that could be up to some bureaucrat. I don't have a bit of problem with background checks, within reason.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Robesonian

  2. Audrey Pietrucha

    It appears to be a universal human truth that those who hold power not only are reluctant to yield it, but rather seek its increase. This holds true from the pettiest bureaucrat to the mightiest monarch.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

  3. Rethinking government’s role

    Thursday June 13, 2013 Audrey Pietrucha It appears to be a universal human truth that those who hold power not only are reluctant to yield it, but rather seek its increase. This holds true from the pettiest bureaucrat to the mightiest monarch. Lord Acton, the English historian, politician and writer who first wrote, "All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely"
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

Quotes

  1. Obama told his audience reassuringly, "For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise, what you need to know is this ...... if you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or government bureaucrat...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Union Leader

  2. "We made a proposal which I thought was the best choice," Fukuda told lawmakers. "Is it so bad for a former bureaucrat to win a post, if that person happens to be best suited for the job? Are we going to become a nation that can't use its...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Yasuo Fukuda Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Earmarks allow members of Congress to devote funds to projects that are important to their district _ and representatives can better judge their districts' needs than some bureaucrat," Boyda wrote her constituents. "I want to make sure that...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Nancy Boyda Source: KSTP.com

Word of the Day
pivotal pivotal
/ˈpɪ və təl /