Bureaucrat

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Bureaucrat

An administrator, especially of a government or large corporation. A bureaucrat is charged with enforcing the rules and ensuring that proper procedures are followed. The word has a negative connotation because bureaucrats are often thought to slow down progress or innovation. However, because bureaucrats help create a level playing field, Max Weber argued that they are necessary for the rule of law to function.
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