- 1A person or organization that pays another to do something and therefore controls them: both political parties were beholden to their corporate paymastersMore example sentences
- The rest were suited and booted, meeting the corporate paymasters and generally celebrating.
- Rectors and directors of education will face up neither to these parents nor their political paymasters.
- These are the people who get their hands dirty on policy details, and can deliver the goodies to the corporate paymasters.
- 2An official who pays troops or workers.More example sentences
- Initially, most Afghan warlords regarded the Special Forces merely as paymasters, and were reluctant to let them go to the front lest they be injured or killed.
- This has been a common occurrence throughout history - military parades were originally designed to prove to the paymasters that the troops actually existed and were properly equipped.
- Minor German states, meanwhile, were more prepared than ever to hire out troops to paymasters in London.
- 2.1 (in full Paymaster General) British The minister at the head of the Treasury department responsible for payments.More example sentences
- She was the superintendent of the typing pool at the Paymaster General's office.
- The National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux has written to the Paymaster General asking for action to protect the victims.
- The Paymaster General said: ‘Some people have been experiencing genuine difficulties with the start of the new system.’
More definitions of paymasterDefinition of paymaster in:
- The US English dictionary