- a person authorized by a company, government, etc., to pay out wages or salaries, especially in the military.
Origin of paymaster
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Examples from the Web for paymaster
Richard Mellon Scaife—paymaster of the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’—died July 4.Scaife v. Clinton and the Dangers of Demonization
July 7, 2014
We are no longer his soldiers, since we have ceased to follow him; and he, on his side, is no longer our paymaster.Anabasis
He will be paymaster, and you will conform to his wishes strictly as regards expense.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
Maecenas with the humanists was almost synonymous with paymaster.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
The pensioners shared their attention between the Paymaster and the boy.
The Paymaster's rattan sounded on the stair, and "Here's John," said his sister.
- an official of a government, business, etc, responsible for the payment of wages and salaries
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