Functionary definition

fŭngkshə-nĕrē
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One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official.
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A person who performs a certain function; esp., an official.
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A person employed as an official in a bureaucracy (usually corporate or governmental) who holds limited authority and primarily serves to carry out a simple function for which discretion is not required.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
functionary
Plural:
functionaries

Origin of functionary

  • From French fonctionnaire

    From Wiktionary