What does the word paymaster mean?

Usage examples for paymaster

  1. After that expedition, being chosen paymaster, it was his fortune to serve in the war against the Numantines, under the command of Caius Mancinus, the consul, a person of no bad character, but the most unfortunate of all the Roman generals. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Major Ochampa was the paymaster for the army as well as Secretary of the Treasury for the Government of which Pasquale was the chief. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  3. Who was so generous a paymaster as Louis! – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond