fonctionnaire

noun
fonc·​tion·​naire | \ ¦fəŋ(k)shə¦na(a)(ə)r, F fōⁿksyȯneer \
plural fonctionnaires\ -​na(a)(ə)rz , -​neer \

Definition of fonctionnaire

: a French or French colonial government official

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History and Etymology for fonctionnaire

French, from fonction function, office + -aire -ary

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“Fonctionnaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fonctionnaire. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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