Definition of paperasserie in English:

paperasserie

noun

  • Excessive bureaucratic procedure or paperwork; bureaucracy; red tape.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From French paperasserie from paperasse quantity of paper, especially of bureaucratic paperwork (1590 in Middle French; from papier + -asse, augmentative suffix; compare in same sense Middle French paperat, paperas, plural) + -erie.

Pronunciation

paperasserie

/ˌpapəˈrasəri/