Definitions for: Functionary


[n] a worker who holds or is invested with an office



Webster (1913) Definition: Func"tion*a*ry, n.; pl. Functionaries. [Cf. F.
fonctionnaire.]
One charged with the performance of a function or office; as,
a public functionary; secular functionaries.

Synonyms: official

See Also: administrative official, agent, appointee, bailiff, beadle, bureaucrat, caretaker, censor, census taker, church officer, city father, civil servant, commissar, Comptroller General, Comptroller of the Currency, diplomat, diplomatist, doorkeeper, elected official, enumerator, equerry, federal agent, fire marshall, fire warden, forest fire fighter, hangover, hearing examiner, hearing officer, holdover, incumbent, Inquisitor, invalidator, judge, jurist, justice, licenser, mace, macebearer, macer, magistrate, mandarin, notary, notary public, noticer, nullifier, officeholder, officer, political commissar, postmaster general, proconsul, prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor, quaestor, ranger, recorder, record-keeper, recruiter, registrar, regulator, returning officer, sealer, searcher, skilled worker, teller, town clerk, trained worker, usher, vizier, voider, vote counter, weigher

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