officialism definition

  • noun:
    • Rigid adherence to formal laws, forms, and procedures.
    • The rigid, perfunctory and literal adherence to formal obligations and regulations
    • Officials collectively
    • The state of being official; a system of formal government; additionally, adherence to office routine; red-tapism.
    • formal place; office-holding; general public company.
    • An official system.
    • That view of official position which regards office, plus the mere discharge of formal duty, without reference to public or any other interests, as all-important; excessive focus on official program and office detail; formal strictness or tightness; “red-tapeism.”
    • Perfunctoriness.

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