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paymaster

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpeɪˌmɑːstər/ US   /ˈpeɪˌmæstər/ FINANCE
a person or an organization that pays for something, and has or expects to have some control over it: Germany is the chief paymaster of the EU's 100 billion budget.
a person or an organization that is in charge of paying people the money they have earned: All UN agencies are required to pay their local staff through a government paymaster.
Translations of “paymaster”
in Chinese (Traditional) (利用金錢進行操控的)操縱者,後台老闆…
in Chinese (Simplified) (利用金钱进行操控的)操纵者,后台老板…
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