Meaning of functionary

func•tion•ar•y

Pronunciation: (fungk'shu-ner"ē), [key]
— pl. -ar•ies.
  1. a person who functions in a specified capacity, esp. in government service; an official: civil servants, bureaucrats, and other functionaries.
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