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bu·reau / ˈbyoŏrō/ • n. (pl. bu·reaus or bu·reaux / ˈbyoŏrōz/ ) 1. a chest of drawers. 2. (abbr.: bur.) an office or department for transacting particular business: a news bureau. ∎  the office in a particular place of an organization based elsewhere: the London bureau of the Washington Post. ∎  a government department: the intelligence bureau. ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: from French, originally ‘baize’ (used to cover writing desks), from Old French burel, probably from bure ‘dark brown,’.

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bureau writing-desk with drawers; office. XVII. — F. bureau orig. woollen stuff, baize, used for covering writing-desks.
So bureaucracy XIX.

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