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paymaster

[ pey-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]

noun

  1. a person authorized by a company, government, etc., to pay out wages or salaries, especially in the military.


paymaster

/ ˈpeɪˌmɑːstə /

noun

  1. an official of a government, business, etc, responsible for the payment of wages and salaries


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Other Words From

  • paymaster·ship noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of paymaster1

First recorded in 1540–50; pay 1 + master

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Example Sentences

Richard Mellon Scaife—paymaster of the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’—died July 4.

And a little later we, too, left the post, following in the dusty wake of the paymaster's wagon and its mounted escort.

I tore back to the paymaster's camp and begged him to get his men mounted and we would follow it up.

He told her that he had sent us to look for it, and that we had taken advantage of the opportunity to rob the paymaster.

Piegan snorted when I told him we were on the dodge—that they were trying to nail us for holding up the paymaster.

As paymaster he had large sums of public money in his hands to meet calls at fixed periods.

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