comptroller

[ kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler ]
/ kənˈtroʊ lər; spelling pronunciation kɒmpˈtroʊ lər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. compton,
  2. compton effect,
  3. compton, arthur holly,
  4. compton, karl taylor,
  5. compton-burnett,
  6. comptroller general of the united states,
  7. comptroller of the currency,
  8. compulsion,
  9. compulsive,
  10. compulsive personality

Origin of comptroller

by confusion with compt

Related formscomp·trol·ler·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for comptroller

comptroller

/ (kənˈtrəʊlə) /

noun

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

comptroller

n.

c.1500, variant of controller, with bad spelling due to influence of unrelated French compte "an account," from Latin computare.

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