paymaster


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pay·mas·ter

 (pā′măs′tər)
n.
A person in charge of paying wages and salaries.

paymaster

(ˈpeɪˌmɑːstə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official of a government, business, etc, responsible for the payment of wages and salaries

pay•mas•ter

(ˈpeɪˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

n.
a person authorized by a company, government, etc., to pay out wages or salaries.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paymaster - a person in charge of paying wagespaymaster - a person in charge of paying wages  
payer, remunerator - a person who pays money for something
Translations

paymaster

[ˈpeɪmɑːstəʳ]
A. N
1.(oficial m) pagador m
2. (pej) the paymasters of terrorismlos mecenas del terrorismo
B. CPD Paymaster General N (Brit) encargado del departamento del ministerio de Hacienda a través del que se paga a los funcionarios públicos

paymaster

[ˈpeɪˌmɑːstəʳ] n (Mil) → ufficiale m pagatore
References in classic literature ?
Did I forbid myself to think of him in any other light than as a paymaster? Blasphemy against nature!
Listen a moment: I have had comrades with whom I have never been on intimate terms, even though I have made many campaigns with them; but there have been others to whom I would say, 'Go to the paymaster and draw our money,' three days after we had got drunk together, a thing that will happen, for the quietest folk must have a frolic fit at times.
But, hark'ee, a word in your ear; I would advise you, before you proceed too far, to take care who is to be your paymaster."
And now ye upbraid me for teaching that there is no reward-giver, nor paymaster? And verily, I do not even teach that virtue is its own reward.
If I had been two hours late a fortnight ago he would have had a paymaster's clerk at Yukhnovna hanged," said Prince Andrew with a smile.
My lord is a punctual paymaster; it's a matter of honour with him; he hates parting with his money, but he does it because he has given his word.
'As it is, please to take care of her in the morning, and let me know early how she is; and to understand that I am paymaster for the three.'
On the reverse of that draft, so obtained, let them write these words of the great Paymaster, to whom they shall make up their account in a future day: "When he maketh inquisition for blood, he forgetteth not the cry of the humble!"
Where a good man can always earn a good wage, and where he need look upon no man as his paymaster, but just reach his hand out and help himself.
Though he soon made himself 'the brains of the Whig party,' which at times nothing but his energy and ability held together, and though in consequence he was retained in Parliament virtually to the end of his life, he was never appointed to any office except that of Paymaster of the Forces, which he accepted after he had himself had the annual salary reduced from L25,000 to L4,000, and which he held for only a year.
I made a forage or two among the Cherokees, when I was a lad myself; and I followed mad Anthony,[*] one season, through the beeches; but there was altogether too much tatooing and regulating among his troops for me; so I left him without calling on the paymaster to settle my arrearages.
The paymaster sat in a little booth, with a pile of envelopes before him, and two policemen standing by.