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bureau

noun administration, administrative unit, agency, authority, board, branch, commission, committee, department, division, ministry, office, specialized administraaive unit, specialized unit
See also: agency, board, chapter, commission, committee, department, facility, firm, institution, management, office, organ

BUREAU. A French word, which literally means a large writing table. It is used figuratively for the place where business is transacted: it has been borrowed by us, and used in nearly the same sense; as, the bureau of the secretary of state. Vide Merl. Repert. h. t.

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The rules for obtaining and providing information to credit bureaus and a form of a contract with banks and the NBCOs are also being prepared.
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The existing structure of the Department's international security bureaus reflects another time, a time when our nation concentrated on negotiating strategic arms control agreements, often over the course of many years, and focused almost exclusively on the Soviet Union as the greatest threat to our security.
The Central Bureau, which encompasses downtown Los Angeles and nearby neighborhoods, has significantly higher population densities, gang activity and homicides than the West Bureau.
The Treaties Bureau is the spine of the ministry,'' one official said in explaining the need to maintain the bureau.
gov/ PPI or telephone the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index (202) 691-7705.
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Any consumer who is thinking of making a large purchase such as a home, car, or condominium should first get his or her credit report from all three major credit bureaus.
The first step by the service bureau was to set up a triangle of communications between the customer, foundry and itself.
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Last year, the Census Bureau officially announced its plan for the tally in the year 2000, declaring that its program had the "twin goals of reducing costs and increasing accuracy.