HyperDic: functionary

English > 1 sense of the word functionary:
NOUNperson functionary, officiala worker who holds or is invested with an office
functionary > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > functionary: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA worker who holds or is invested with an office.
NarrowerComptroller GeneralA United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the CurrencyA United States federal official who regulates the national banks
InquisitorAn official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
agent, federal agentAny agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
apparatchikA humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)
appointeeAn official who is appointed
bailiffAn officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
beadleA minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
bureaucrat, administrative officialAn official of a bureaucracy
caretakerAn official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
censorA person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
census taker, enumeratorsomeone who collects census data by visiting individual homes / homes
church officerA church official
city fatherAn important municipal official
civil servantA public official who is a member of the civil service
commissar, political commissarAn official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
diplomat, diplomatistAn official engaged in international negotiations
elected officialofficial who won the office in a free election
equerryAn official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
fire marshallAn official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires / fires
fire warden, forest fire fighter, rangerAn official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest / forest
hearing examiner, hearing officerAn official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
holdover, hangoverAn official who remains in office after his term
incumbent, officeholderThe official who holds an office
invalidator, voider, nullifierAn official who can invalidate or nullify
judge, justice, juristA public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
licenserAn official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
macebearer, mace, macerAn official who carries a mace of office
mandarinAny high government official or bureaucrat
notary, notary publicsomeone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
noticersomeone who gives formal notice
officeholder, officersomeone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
postmaster generalThe official in charge of the national postal service
proconsulAn official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
prosecutor, public prosecutor, prosecuting officer, prosecuting attorneyA government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
provincial(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
quaestorAny of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
recruiterAn official who enlists personnel for military service
registrar, record-keeper, recordersomeone responsible for keeping records / records
regulatorAn official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
returning officerThe official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sealerAn official who affixes a seal / seal to a document
searcherA customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
teller, vote counterAn official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
town clerkThe official who keeps a town's records / records
usher, doorkeeperAn official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
vizierA high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)
weigherAn official who weighs and records the weight
Broaderskilled worker, trained worker, skilled workmanA worker who has acquired special skills
Verbsfunctionperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

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