Definition of Functionary

1. Noun. A worker who holds or is invested with an office.




Definition of Functionary

1. n. One charged with the performance of a function or office; as, a public functionary; secular functionaries.

Definition of Functionary

1. Noun. A person employed as an official in a bureaucracy (usually corporate or governmental) who holds limited authority and primarily serves to carry out a simple function for which discretion is not required. ¹

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Definition of Functionary

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Functionary

functionalistically
functionalists
functionalities
functionality
functionalization
functionalizations
functionalize
functionalized
functionalizes
functionalizing
functionally
functionally complete
functionally illiterate
functionals
functionaries
functionary (current term)
functioned
functioning
functionings
functionless
functionlessness
functionlessnesses
functionoid
functionoids
functions
functome
functomes
functor
functorial
functors

Literary usage of Functionary

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Official depredation has place in BO far as any public functionary avails himself of the power or influence possessed by him by means of his office, ..."

2. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"The Indian Prophet — An Important functionary— AB with the Ancient Jews — Was the Oracle of " All Mystery" — False Prophets— Chiefs had Their Prophets— ..."

3. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"... tried and punished only by the consul, or other public functionary of the United States thereto authorized, according to the laws of the United States. ..."

4. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1894)
"The Pope a feudatory a —The Pope installed as a functionary at Paris, ; spiritual matters.—Fflm of this for Italy. ..."

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