paymaster general

noun

Definition of paymaster general

plural

paymasters general

  1. 1 :  a military officer in command of the pay department of an army or navy

  2. 2a :  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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