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Definition of functionary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

functionary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfʌŋkʃənəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌŋkʃəneri//
 
(pl. functionaries) (often disapproving)
 
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a person with official duties synonym official party/state/government functionaries The request is probably still sitting on the desk of some Whitehall functionary. This was just one of the privileges enjoyed by party functionaries.
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