audit

[aw-dit]

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to examine and verify an account or accounts by reference to vouchers.

Origin of audit

1400–50; late Middle English audite < Latin audītus the sense or act of hearing, equivalent to audī(re) to hear + -tus suffix of v. action
Related formsau·dit·a·ble, adjectivere·au·dit, noun, verbun·au·dit·ed, adjectivewell-au·dit·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auditable

audit

noun

  1. an inspection, correction, and verification of business accounts, conducted by an independent qualified accountant
  2. (as modifier)audit report
US an audited account
any thoroughgoing check or examination
archaic a hearing

verb

to inspect, correct, and certify (accounts, etc)
US and Canadian to attend (classes, etc) as an auditor

Word Origin for audit

C15: from Latin audītus a hearing, from audīre to hear
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Word Origin and History for auditable

audit

n.

early 15c., from Latin auditus "a hearing," past participle of audire "hear" (see audience). Official examination of accounts, which originally was an oral procedure.

audit

v.

mid-15c., from audit (n.). Related: Audited; auditing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

auditable in Culture

audit

The examination by an outside party of the accounts of an individual or corporation.

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