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officialdom

[uh-fish-uh l-duh m] /əˈfɪʃ əl dəm/
noun
1.
the class or entire body of officials; officials as a whole.
2.
the position or domain of officials.
Origin of officialdom
1860-1865
1860-65; official + -dom
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officialdom

/əˈfɪʃəldəm/
noun
1.
the outlook or behaviour of officials, esp those rigidly adhering to regulations; bureaucracy
2.
officials or bureaucrats collectively
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