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Red-tapism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Red-tapism Strict adherence to official formalities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n red-tapism Strict observance of official formalities; a system of vexatious or tedious official routine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Red-tapism the system of routine in government and other public offices
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Usage

In literature:

And how high above him did this red-tapism extend?
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
But red-tapism is every where the same.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
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In science:

The non-autonomous institutes must cut out the red-tapism and bureaucracy and introduce necessary changes to curriculum and teaching materials. A guideline such that changes in syllabus are made compulsorily every four years should be introduced.
Approaches to Curriculum and Teaching Materials to Bring Out Better Skilled Software Engineers-An Indian Perspective
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