Origin of comptroller
Examples from the Web for comptroller
Wendy Greuel, a former Los Angeles comptroller, came in third.New Ager Marianne Williamson Was a $2 Million Congressional Flop
August 5, 2014
(laughter) 38:22 FRIEDMAN: I mean… Comptroller of the state of Illinois, or something?
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer has declared that he will run for the post of New York City comptroller.Eliot Spitzer for New York City Comptroller? Not a Bad Idea.
July 8, 2013
Dov Zakheim 2003: Undersecretary of Defense as comptroller for the Pentagon.Few Regrets as Neoconservative Advocates for Iraq Invasion Look Back
March 18, 2013
Here, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is urging taxpayers to demand more—more answers, that is.If Washington Wants to Balance Its Books, Congress Could Learn Something From Texas
January 25, 2013
I went to the comptroller, and trusting in his probity I explained my scheme to him.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
At the time of his retirement he was Comptroller of the Force.Policing the Plains
Is there never a wise man in the realm to be a comptroller of the mint?Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses
Differs from comptroller, which applies chiefly to the duties of an accompt.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Lambert, the Comptroller General, is thought to be very insecure.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
- a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives
Word Origin and History for comptroller
c.1500, variant of controller, with bad spelling due to influence of unrelated French compte "an account," from Latin computare.