Alias does not work in KSH functions

Today, I ran into an aggravating situation. I found that a command which is set-up by sourcing a script with some alias commands in it. But, the script was failing to resolve the alias. I got alias_command: command not found instead of proper resolution. Even more aggravating, running the type built-in on the alias showed that it existed, and was set as expected, but to no success when calling it.
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