Still he managed to retain his office until July 1754, when he exchanged the controllership for the ministry of marine.
The office of the controllership of the royal exchequer must be held by such a person as that office requires.
A year later (May 1382) to his controllership of wool was added that of petty customs.
late 14c., from Anglo-French contrerolleour (late 13c.), Old French contrerelleor (Modern French contrôleur), from Medieval Latin contrarotulator, agent noun from *contra-rotulare (see control (v.)). Mechanical sense is from 1867.