Part of speech: noun

One who has charge of the paying of employees.

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Usage examples "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", 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", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. Who was so generous a paymaster as Louis! - "The Justice of the King", Hamilton Drummond.