The term bureaucracy may refer both to a body of non-elected governing officials and to an administrative policy-making group.
Administrative system governing any large institution
The multiplication of or concentration of power in administrators and administrative offices in an organization, usually resulting in an extension into and regimentation of certain areas of social life.
An organization characterized by standardised procedure (rule-following), formal division of responsibility, hierarchy, and impersonal relationships.
A system of administration based upon organisation into bureaus, division of labour, a hierarchy of authority, etc., designed to dispose of a large body of work in a routine manner.