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functionary

noun [C] uk   /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən.ər.i/ us    /-er-/ formal
a person who has official duties, especially in a government or political party: The visitors were met by a functionary who escorted them to the director's office. a government functionaryGovernment ministers and civil servants
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