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The actions of a group of people or individual that has limited authority but an overinflated sense of power. For example: School Administrations that refuse to work with reasonable requests, Hospital Staff that do not listen to the doctors and nurses, and CEO's of big companies that enjoy making life hell for "underlings." These actions are unintelligent, badly thought out, and counterproductive.
Because of the principal's polititties I couldn't get the Independent Study I needed.

The Boss's polititties didn't allow the workers to re-arrange their schedules to get more work done.
by Hilary Owen April 21, 2008
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