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functionary

noun

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  1. 1 a person who holds a public office <spoke to high-ranking functionaries at the embassy in the hopes that they could help> Synonyms official, officeholder, officer, public servantRelated Words bureaucrat; administrator, commissioner, director, executive, head, manager, regulator, superintendent, supervisor; chair, chairman; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), minion, underling; co-official

  2. 2 a worker in a government agency <the faceless functionaries at the Internal Revenue Service> Synonyms civil servant, bureaucrat, mandarin, public servantRelated Words clerk, officeholder, official, officiary; employee (also employe), hand, hireling, jobholder, underling, worker




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