An official of a bureau esp the state verified in a narrow and arbitrary routine
- an official of a bureaucracy
- the official of a bureau; esp. the state confirmed in a thin and arbitrary routine.
1839, from French bureaucrate (19c.); see bureaucracy.
(n.) The official of a bureau; esp. the official verified in a narrow and arbitrary program.
He was known as a capable and energetic bureaucrat and as nothing else.