|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: official.|
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The term officer is close to being a synonym (but has more military connotations). A functionary is someone who carries out a particular role within an organisation; this is quite a close synonym for official, as a noun, but with connotations closer to bureaucrat.
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