Definition of perfunctionary in English:

perfunctionary

adjective

  • Perfunctory, formal; suggesting or having the air of an official or functionary.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New Monthly Magazine. Alteration of perfunctory, after functionary.

Pronunciation

perfunctionary

/pəˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/