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bureau
     1. n. An administrative unit of government; office.
     2. n. An organization or office for collecting or providing information or news.
           a news bureau; a travel bureau; a service bureau; an employment bureau; the Citizens Advice Bureau
     3. n. An office (room where clerical or professional duties are performed).
     4. n. (chiefly British) A desk, usually with a cover and compartments that are located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath, and often used for storing papers.
     5. n. (US) A chest of drawers for clothes.

Example Sentences

She stands against the bureau as if trapped. 
Their numbers entitle them to a place on the parliamentary bureau that decides committee places and organises business, and there are fears they could stall legislation they oppose with wrecking motions and amendments. 


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