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preaudit

or pre-au·dit

[ pree-aw-dit ]
/ priˈɔ dɪt /
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noun Accounting.

an examination of vouchers, contracts, etc., in order to substantiate a transaction or a series of transactions before they are paid for and recorded.

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Origin of preaudit

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + audit
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