- a person appointed and authorized to examine accounts and accounting records, compare the charges with the vouchers, verify balance sheet and income items, and state the result.
- a university student registered for a course without credit and without obligation to do work assigned to the class.
- a hearer; listener.
Origin of auditor
Examples from the Web for auditor
Ernst won her race for Montgomery County auditor, a deceptively powerful position in local Hawkeye State politics, in 2005.In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her Candidacy
October 13, 2014
Once the document was produced, the auditor checked it off his list, DiPascali said.Madoff Henchman Rats Out Co-Workers
Allan Dodds Frank
December 3, 2013
Six out of seven statewide elected officials, from governor on down to auditor, are Democrats.How to Turn a Red State Blue
August 2, 2013
And for their services -- as Autonomy's auditor -- they got a nice fee.How HP’s Disastrous Deal Blows a Hole in Consulting
November 21, 2012
Bar-Fields had served two years in the Navy and now worked two jobs back in Texas, one of them as a night auditor at a hotel.Following Joshua Foer to the USA Memory Championship
April 1, 2012
On the erection of Cuyahoga county, he was its first auditor.Cleveland Past and Present
The tears stood in the beautiful eyes of my auditor as I finished.
I found Gama in conversation with the auditor sent by the Vicar-General.
I don't think that will be necessary; the auditor can't force me to pay.
It was evident that he had, in his enthusiasm, almost forgotten his auditor.Nell, of Shorne Mills
- a person qualified to audit accounts
- a person who hears or listens
- Australian, US and Canadian a registered student who attends a class that is not an official part of his course of study, without actively participating it
Word Origin and History for auditor
early 14c., "official who receives and examines accounts;" late 14c., "a listener," from Anglo-French auditour (Old French oieor "listener, court clerk," 13c.; Modern French auditeur), from Latin auditor "a hearer," from auditus, past participle of audire "to hear" (see audience). Meaning "receiver and examiner of accounts" is because this process formerly was done, and vouched for, orally.