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[kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler]
  1. controller(def 1).
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Origin of comptroller

by confusion with compt
Related formscomp·trol·ler·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for comptrollership

Historical Examples of comptrollership

  • I have not yet done anything about the Comptrollership of Chelsea.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third

    The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

British Dictionary definitions for comptrollership


  1. a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives
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Derived Formscomptrollership, noun
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Word Origin and History for comptrollership



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

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