paymaster general

noun

plural paymasters general
1
: a military officer in command of the pay department of an army or navy
2
a
: a government officer in Great Britain formerly making all civil and military payments on the authority of the treasury
b
: a British officer of state whose official duties are nominal but who is often made a member of the cabinet and entrusted with special functions

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“Paymaster general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paymaster%20general. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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