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Definition of "functionary" []

  • One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "functionary" in a sentence
  • "A government functionary is going to make rules about what you can get and what you can't!"
  • ""No. We want a-- er -- what the deuce is it they call the functionary, Cassius?""
  • "He had the characteristic of a good functionary, that is to say, he had no mind of his own, and simply did what he was told or what he conceived to be his duty as a member of the administrative system."