officialdom officialdom  /ə ˈfɪ ʃəl dəm/


  • (n) people elected or appointed to administer a government


  1. Shadowed by the hoodlums of the corrupt local officialdom, beset by his own furies, Firmin hurtles himself, annotating his fall all the while, into a pit of suffering.
  2. That's quite a sentence, with a sort of anti-officialdom, let-freedom-ring sound to it.
  3. But these interludes rarely last more than a few days: Sid finds sustained human company stressful, and is deeply suspicious of anything that smacks of officialdom.


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