Functionary



[fuhngk-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈfʌŋk ʃəˌnɛr i/

noun, plural functionaries.
1.
a person who in a specified capacity, especially in government service; an official:
civil servants, bureaucrats, and other functionaries.
/ˈfʌŋkʃənərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
a person acting in an official capacity, as for a government; an official
adjective
2.
a less common word for functional, official
n.

“one who has a certain function,” 1791, from or patterned on French fonctionnaire, a word of the Revolution; from Old French function (see function).

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