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Definition of Bureau


  1. Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.
  2. The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted.
  3. Hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief.
  4. A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.

Bureau Quotations

If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.
Michele Bachmann

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
Ronald Reagan

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wild Life.
Muhammad Ali

I grew up with J. Edgar Hoover. He was the G-man, a hero to everybody, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the big, feared organization. He was ahead of his time as far as building up forensic evidence and fingerprinting. But he took down a lot of innocent people, too.
Clint Eastwood

The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Elijah Cummings
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Bureau Translations

bureau in Afrikaans is buro, kantoor
bureau in Danish is kontor
bureau in Dutch is bureau, bureel, kantoor
bureau in Portuguese is departamento
bureau in Spanish is oficina
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