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Definition: Circumlocution office
, n. [L. circumlocutio, fr.
circumloqui, -locutus, to make use of circumlocution; circum
+ loqui to speak. See Loquacious
The use of many words to express an idea that might be
expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a
the plain Billingsgate way of calling names . . . would
save abundance of time lost by circumlocution. --Swift.
, a term of ridicule for a
governmental office where business is delayed by passing
through the hands of different officials.