Definition of Paymaster

1. Noun. A person in charge of paying wages.

Generic synonyms: Payer, Remunerator



Definition of Paymaster

1. n. One who pays; one who compensates, rewards, or requites; specifically, an officer or agent of a government, a corporation, or an employer, whose duty it is to pay salaries, wages, etc., and keep account of the same.

Definition of Paymaster

1. Noun. An official in charge of payments to employees, troops, etc. ¹

2. Noun. A person or body which demands loyalty or services in return for payment (especially as paid in advance). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paymaster

1. [n -S]

Paymaster Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paymaster

payest
payeth
payfone
payfones
paygrade
paygrades
paying
paying(a)
paying attention
paying back
payings
payload
payloader
payloaders
payloads
paymaster (current term)
paymasters
payment
payment rate
payment schedule
payment service
payments
payn
payndemain
paynim
paynimry
paynims
paynize
paynized
paynizes

Literary usage of Paymaster

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"APPEAL from a Judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the appellee, for compensation as paymaster in the navy beyond what he had been paid under the ..."

2. The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by Lewis Randolph Hamersly (1898)
"Promoted to Poszed Assistant paymaster, USN, May 4, 1866. ... While ashore, paymaster Stevenson ascertained that Captain Charles Lawson, ..."

3. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1868)
"An Act fixing the salary of the paymaster of the army of the United States, and allowing a sum for the employment of additional clerks in his office for the ..."

4. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1863)
"An Act fixing the salary of the paymaster of thr army of thf United ... That, in lieu of the monthly compensation now allowed by law to the paymaster of the ..."

5. Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War by New Jersey Adjutant-General's Office, William Scudder Stryker (1872)
"paymaster, Sussex. ELMER, ELL Second Lieutenant, "Western Company, Artillery," State troops; paymaster, Cumberland and Cape May. ELLIS, JOSEPH. paymaster ..."

6. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1853)
"That the regimental paymasters only shall receive from the paymaster or deputy paymaster general, the money due upon abstracts to the officers and soldiers, ..."

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