noun, plural func·tion·ar·ies.
- fund manager,
- fund supermarket,
Origin of functionary
Examples from the Web for functionary
A smile and a coin were forthwith presented to the functionary.
It is in perfect keeping with the generally received estimate of the character of that functionary.
Such being this functionary's opinion, he tried every means to substantiate it.Monsieur Lecoq, v.1|Emile Gaboriau
Tibble had to go to this functionary at any rate, to obtain an order for payment for the corslets he had brought home.The Armourer's Prentices|Charlotte M. Yonge
Church,” said he when that functionary arrived, “will you tell—my wife I want to see her?The Man Who Lost Himself|H. De Vere Stacpoole
noun plural -aries
"one who has a certain function," 1791, from or patterned on French fonctionnaire, a word of the Revolution; from Old French function (see function).