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Webster Dictionary

  1. Red-tape(adj)

    pertaining to, or characterized by, official formality. See Red tape, under Red, a

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Red-tape

    red′-tāp, n. the red tape used in public, and esp. government, offices for tying up documents, &c.: applied satirically to the intricate system of routine in vogue there: official formality.—adj. pertaining to official formality.—ns. Red′-tā′pism, the system of routine in government and other public offices; Red′-tā′pist, a great stickler for routine.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Red-tape

    name given to official formality, from the red-tape employed in tying official documents, whence "red-tapism."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of red-tape in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of red-tape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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