A proposition was being signed in the bureaux to fix the seat of the Assembly outside of Paris.
They went from room to room, searching the bureaux and cupboards.
That coalition has its accomplices in the Committee of General Security, and in the bureaux, which they control.
The bureaux were disliked and suspected by the excluded public.
He selects for himself a staff of civilians (the cabinet du ministre), which is divided into bureaux for the despatch of business.
Duport proposed that the motion be sent back to the bureaux.
According to the constitution these officers are merely the heads of his bureaux.
“They must have left Paris,” vowed Viscount Diphoos in one of the bureaux.
Formerly it all used to be kept in the gallery in which the family live, on bureaux, tables, &c.
The rest was in the safes of the conome, who had his bureaux opposite.
1690s, "desk with drawers, writing desk," from French bureau "office; desk, writing table," originally "cloth covering for a desk," from burel "coarse woolen cloth" (as a cover for writing desks), Old French diminutive of bure "dark brown cloth," which is perhaps either from Latin burrus "red," or from Late Latin burra "wool, shaggy garment." Offices being full of such desks, the meaning expanded 1720 to "division of a government." Meaning "chest of drawers" is from 1770, said to be American English but early in British use.