Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person in charge of paying wages and salaries.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is to pay, or who regularly pays; one from whom wages or remuneration is received.
  • noun An officer in the army whose duty it is to pay the officers and men their wages, and who is intrusted with money for this purpose.
  • noun An officer in the United States navy who has charge of money, provisions, clothing, and small stores, and is responsible for their safe-keeping and issue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An official in charge of payments to employees, troops, etc.
  • noun A person or body which demands loyalty or services in return for payment (especially as paid in advance).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person in charge of paying wages

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From pay + master.

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