noun, plural functionaries.
a person who functions in a specified capacity, especially in government service; an official: civil servants, bureaucrats, and other functionaries.

1785–95; function + -ary, modeled on French fonctionnaire Unabridged
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functionary (ˈfʌŋkʃənərɪ)
n , pl -aries
1.  a person acting in an official capacity, as for a government; an official
2.  functional a less common word for official

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Word Origin & History

"one who has a certain function," 1791, from Fr. fonctionnaire, a word of the Revolution; from O.Fr. function (see function).
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Example sentences
He is a functionary whose existence, in the natural course of things, would have terminated about two hundred years ago.
Probably nothing would have scared him off of reading faster than some visiting federal functionary fawning over him.
And not only that, but under the law, they can call any public functionary to declare and give them information.
He has made a career as a blue-collar government functionary.
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