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functionary

noun [C]     /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
(Definition of functionary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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