- an employee, often an officer, of a business firm who checks expenditures, finances, etc.; comptroller.
- a person who regulates, directs, or restrains.
- British Aeronautics. a dispatcher.
- a regulating mechanism; governor.
- Also called control unit, processor. Computers. the key component of a device, as a terminal, printer, or external storage unit, that contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute instructions fed into the device.
- a remote piece of hardware used to direct or control an electronic device: a video-game controller.
Origin of controller
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Examples from the Web for controllership
A year later (May 1382) to his controllership of wool was added that of petty customs.Chaucer and His Times
Grace E. Hadow
The office of the controllership of the royal exchequer must be held by such a person as that office requires.
Still he managed to retain his office until July 1754, when he exchanged the controllership for the ministry of marine.
- a person who directs, regulates, or restrains
- Also called: comptroller a business executive or government officer who is responsible for financial planning, control, etc
- the equipment concerned with controlling the operation of an electrical device
Word Origin and History for controllership
late 14c., from Anglo-French contrerolleour (late 13c.), Old French contrerelleor (Modern French contrôleur), from Medieval Latin contrarotulator, agent noun from *contra-rotulare (see control (v.)). Mechanical sense is from 1867.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper