[kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler]


Origin of comptroller

by confusion with compt
Related formscomp·trol·ler·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for comptroller

accountant, administrator

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British Dictionary definitions for comptroller



a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives
Derived Formscomptrollership, noun
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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.

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