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auditor

[ aw-di-ter ]
/ ˈɔ dɪ tər /
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noun

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.

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Origin of auditor

1300–50; Middle English auditour<Anglo-French <Latin audītor hearer, equivalent to audī(re) to hear + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM auditor

au·di·tor·ship, nounsub·au·di·tor, nounsu·per·au·di·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for auditor

auditor
/ (ˈɔːdɪtə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of auditor

auditorial, adjective

Word Origin for auditor

C14: from Old French auditeur, from Latin audītor a hearer
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