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  • n. Plural form of functionary.


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  • Third is star power, much of whose enchantments in public life would be diminished once a higher proportion of long-term functionaries, rather than political appointees, is routinely assigned to key offices.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • Often, the interface between the ministers and their bureaucrat functionaries is a dead letter office.

    The Williamsburg farce

  • He might as well have said, “Read my lips, no new taxes!”, and now his functionaries are arguing that the Constitutionality of the new legislation rests upon its status as atax.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » President Obama Claimed that the Individual Mandate is Not a Tax

  • Deputies from Hungary's governing Fidesz party say they favor imposing a "reparations tax" on the pensions of thousands of former functionaries from the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party - which ran the country during most of the communist regime ending in 1990. rss feed

  • The Statesman's reporter wrote that his entry to the festivities was barred, and that "functionaries" even broke up his hallway interviews.

    Jackson Williams: Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

  • Proposition six picks up where the previous one left off, emphasizing that the fourth, fifth and sixth days in Genesis 1 are about the installation of "functionaries".

    Review of The Lost World of Genesis One, Part Six

  • Democratic Change (MDC) party, is reported to have accused the longtime Zimbabwean leader of turning members of the armed forces and the feared Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) into ruling party "functionaries".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Constitution required "functionaries" who exercised power in terms of the country's supreme law to assist and protect the auditor-general and ensure his independence, impartiality, dignity and effectiveness.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He could have replied that the Party had conducted a night school for African workers and that some of the best "functionaries," like Kotane, Makabeni, and Nkosi, had been trained in that school.

    Sidney Percival Bunting

  • Special day schools for "functionaries" were to be held from time to time.

    Sidney Percival Bunting


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