One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official.
A person who performs a certain function; esp., an official.
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.
The president of this tribunal is the highest legal functionary in Belgium.
His ancient place is now occupied by a new functionary, no longer acting as arbiter, but concentrating the forces of the triumphant party.
adjuvare) staff-officer to a general in command, but now a distinct high functionary at the head of a special office in the British and American war departments.
Ultimately it became necessary to forego even the pretence of maintaining relations of friendship, and the British functionary at that time, Captain Macleod, was withdrawn in 1840 altogether from a country where his continuance would have been but a mockery.
The 'Ulema form a powerful corporation, whose head, the Sheik-ul-Islam, ranks as a state functionary almost co-equal with the grand vizier.