noun, plural func·tion·ar·ies.
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They are what college sports are about — not these greedy-mean functionaries lining up at their convention buffets.The financial burden on NCAA sports wears wingtips, not sneakers|Sally Jenkins|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
A few days later, a studio functionary called to say the offices were to be vacated.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But once he had been identified as a U.S. government functionary, our government ensured that Davis was treated with courtesy.
At which Spitzer laughingly called out to the departing functionary, “Hey, can you come back?”
That was the official line, though one man later confessed he was a minor party functionary and was sacked.Lei Zhengfu Sex Tape: China Mesmerized by Once-Taboo Topics of Politics and Porn|Melinda Liu|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Unknown to his neighbors, John Greaney was not the gray-faced government functionary he appeared to be.
The stranger regarded Hedges attentively, rather to the discomfiture of that functionary, who thought he was doubted.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
On glancing at the address, the parochial functionary observed that it contained no name.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Algernon relied on Mr. Gibbs, he said, and made himself very pleasant in his dealings with that functionary.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
A door slammed at the rear upon the retreating German, whom this superior functionary had dispatched about his business.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
And I may add that the baby in arms was rarely trusted to this functionary, except for airings in the garden under my eye.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge