Definition of officialdom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃldəm//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃldəm//
[uncountable] (disapproving)
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people who are in positions of authority in large organizations when they seem to be more interested in following rules than in being helpful The report is critical of attempts by officialdom to deal with the problem of homelessness.
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