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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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functionaryfunc‧tion‧a‧ry /ˈfʌŋkʃənəri $ -neri/ noun (plural functionaries) [countable]  BOWORK/DO WORKsomeone who has a job doing unimportant or boring official duties Liberal Party functionaries
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functionaryThey furnished the Temple with its dignitaries and functionaries.There were very few functionaries, however mean, who would stoop to inquire into the maintenance of toilets.It was a town of magistrates and lawyers, of government functionaries and landed nobles.On our wish-list, needless to say, we would name only serious writers, rather than hacks or functionaries.They include parchment and paper rolls prepared by receivers, manorial court officials and other functionaries.On Dec. 8 the State Council abolished a regulation which required public functionaries to be subjected to a security investigation.The bourgeoisie became a source of state functionaries as the sale of offices increased to pay for the ever-growing cost of armies.In this interpretation, information specialists were functionaries who merely implemented the decisions of top management.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfunctionaryfunc‧tion‧a‧ry /ˈfʌŋkʃənəri-neri/ noun (plural functionaries) [countable]JOB someone who has a job doing unimportant or boring official duties, especially for a government or political partyAt that time a ranking government functionary earned 200 Iraqi dinars a month.
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