Definition of functionary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəNG(k)SHəˌnerē/

noun (plural functionaries)

A person who has to perform official functions or duties; an official.
Example sentences
  • So, there is a need to train both the government officials and functionaries of agencies, which take up watershed projects.
  • The court also requires a court clerk and a number of functionaries officially called peace officers.
  • But they should abandon the illusion that the news manager can be dropped as an official functionary.

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Syllabification: func·tion·ar·y

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