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PURSER

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 666 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PURSER, the old name for the paymaster of the British and American navies still used in merchant vessels of to-day. In the British navy he was appointed by a warrant from the admiralty and was paid partly by salary and partly by a percentage (to%) on the value of unexpended stores.
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